This comes as the J. M. Smucker Co. has announced that it is recalling select Jif peanut butter products over potential Salmonella contamination.
As of May 21, 2022,14 people in 12 states have reported salmonella illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC). Of those 14, five people reported eating peanut butter, with four of them specifically eating Jiff peanut butter products before getting sick, the CDC said.
The CDC Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Jif brand peanut butter produced in the J.M. Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak.
J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425 (manufactured in Lexington, KY).
“If you feel that you have been affected by this Public Health Alert, feel free to contact Roadtown Wholesale Group of Companies at 347-1050,” RTW said in a press release on May 20, 2022.
The Roadtown Wholesale Group of Companies also said it will undertake a decontamination process in the warehouse and on the retail shelves where products were stored.
Consumers with affected products are asked to return it to any Riteway Food Market location for a full refund with or without receipt.