LEXINGTON, Ky. (WXIN) – JM Smucker Company is working to simplify the replacement process for customers after certain products, including several varieties of its popular Jif Peanut Butter, were recalled due to an outbreak of salmonella. .
The company recalled the products due to an investigation into an outbreak of salmonella linked to a plant in Lexington, Kentucky.
On Jif’s website, the company said it was trying to expedite support due to a high volume of calls regarding the recall. The company has created a form where people can provide their contact details and product information for reimbursement.
People should have their product on hand to help them fill out the form, the company said. Users can add up to five products per form submission.
You will need to check whether the first seven digits of the product code on your jar or container correspond to the range of products concerned. The number would be between 1274425 and 2140425.
The recalled products include:
The company says that after submitting the recall form, people should dispose of the affected Jif Peanut Butter product. After reviewing the claim, they will issue coupons for replacement products for all items covered by the recall.
Several related recalls were issued as a result of the outbreak investigation. The FDA said the recalls are being done by companies that further process peanut butter by using it as an ingredient in their products (like a cookie) or repackaging it.
Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, low-fat peanut butters have been linked to a 12-state salmonella outbreak that has left 14 sick and two hospitalized. Side effects of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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