Jif peanut butter recalled over suspected Salmonella outbreak that has hospitalized two people

Jif is recalling certain peanut butter products after two individuals were hospitalized due to Salmonella exposure.

Jif's owner, J.M. Smucker, announced a voluntary recall of various items containing the tainted peanut butter 

made at its Lexington, Kentucky factory, according to a Food and Drug Administration filing.

Twelve states, including New York, Georgia, and Texas, have reported Salmonella 

outbreaks related to peanut butter, with 14 illnesses and two hospitalizations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), numerous varieties 

and sizes of Jif brand peanut butter were recalled, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat, 

and four out of five sick persons reported consuming different types of Jif brand of butter before falling ill.

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