FDA and CDC are exploring a possible relationship between Jif peanut butter and a salmonella epidemic.
The J.M. Smucker Company recalled creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat peanut butter with lot codes 1274425 to 2140425, the FDA said Friday.
Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington have reported salmonella infections.
FDA: Salmonella poisoning causes fever, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort.
Anyone having these symptoms after eating Jif peanut butter should see a doctor.
FDA recommends that consumers promptly dispose of recalled items. Peanut butter-touched surfaces and utensils should also be cleaned.