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Recall issued Canada-wide for peanut butter due to salmonella concern

Smucker Foods has issued a press release apologizing.
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Jif Peanut Butter is being recalled due to a salmonella concern.

A recall notice has been issued for one of the biggest peanut butter brands in Canada.

A total of 11 Jif Peanut Butter products may be contaminated by salmonella.

"Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling certain Jif brand Peanut Butters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination," states the Government of Canada's recall website.

The products affected are:

  • Jif Squeeze Creamy Peanut Butter 375 g
    • UPC: 0 51500 24556 9 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 200 Cups 200-18 g 
    • UPC: 0 51500 40200 9 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 500 g 
    • UPC: 0 51500 45163 2 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 1 kg 
    • UPC: 0 51500 45736 8 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Light Creamy Peanut Butter 500 g
    • UPC:  0 51500 70037 2 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Light Creamy Peanut Butter 1 kg 
    • UPC: 0 51500 70038 9 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 500 g    
    • UPC: 0 51500 75002 5  | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter 500 g 
    • UPC: 0 51500 75004 9 | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter 1 kg 
    • UPC: 0 51500 75005 6  | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425
       
  • Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter 1 kg    
    • UPC: 0 51500 75006 3  | Codes: 1274 425 to 2140 425

"We apologize for the concern this will cause but we have initiated a voluntary recall of select Jif® products sold in Canada due to potential salmonella contamination," says Smuckers on its website.

Officials advise anyone who believes they've become ill because of ingesting the peanut butter should call their doctor.

If you have any of the products, do not consume them. They should either be thrown out or returned to where they were purchased.

Products that are contaminated with salmonella may not smell spoiled but could still cause illness. Salmonella could be deadly for those with weakened immune systems and could cause a variety of symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea. 

The recall was triggered after a recall outside of Canada; there haven't been any cases of salmonella reported in Canada connected to the peanut butter as of the time of publication.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is following up on the recall.

"Our teams are coordinating a thorough investigation into this matter in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to determine appropriate steps," says Smuckers.