For years, JIF peanut butter's slogan was: "Choosy Mothers Choose JIF"  Today, choosy moms and everyone else needs to check their cupboards for JIF peanut butter.  The CDC just announced a major recall on JIF peanut butter, the top selling brand in San Angelo. There has been an outbreak of salmonella poisoning related to the recalled peanut butter.  Two of the cases are linked to people right here in Texas.

Photo: Centers For Disease Control
Photo: Centers For Disease Control

Because peanut butter has such a long shelf life, The CDC says to be safe, even if you've had your JIF peanut butter for awhile, check it immediately. The affected lot code numbers are from 1274425 through 2140425.

If you have the affected peanut butter, do not eat it.  Throw it away immediately. Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled peanut butter using hot soapy water.

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You should call your healthcare provider immediately if you notice one or more of the salmonella symptoms.

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1. Diarrhea and a fever of more than 102 .

2. Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving

3. Bloody Diarrhea

4. Excessive vomiting which makes it impossible to keep liquids down.  Watch for signs of dehydration such as

  • a) not urinating much
  • b) dry mouth and throad
  • c) feeling dizzy when standing up
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The CDC says most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. The symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria. Most people recover without treatment in 4 to 7 days. Young children and older adults along with people with weakened immune symptoms may experience more severe symptoms and require medical attention or hospitalization.

Make you sure check out the CDC website if you need additional information.



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