The J.M. Smucker Company is recalling a number of Jif peanut butter products over concerns of salmonella contamination after an investigation showed more than a dozen people might have become sick from eating them.
Lot codes 1274425 to 2140425 should be discarded immediately.
The Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state and local partners say they are investigating an outbreak of salmonella poisoning involving fourteen people in 12 different states. Two of them had to be hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
The CDC says five of the 14 patients contacted them directly, and all five had eaten different varieties of Jif peanut butter products before becoming ill.
After studying samples collected at the J.M. Smucker Company plant in Lexington, Kentucky, the FDA says peanut butter made at the plant is the likely source of the outbreak.