Within a few weeks you should receive a coupon that will allow you to get a new jar for free.
WASHINGTON – Customers who bought Jif peanut butter affected by the nationwide recall can now apply for a coupon to replace the recalled product.
On Jeff’s website, customers can now enter the lot code of their product number on a special page. If it matches one of the recalled cans, Giff will review the claim and send a coupon for a new product.
Those who have filled out the form are told they will receive coupons in about six weeks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 14 confirmed cases of the salmonella strain associated with peanut butter recalls, but the true number of diseases is probably higher. At least two of these cases resulted in hospitalization.
On Saturday, JM Smucker (Jeff’s parent company) announced a voluntary recall of dozens of peanut butter products with batch numbers between 1274425 and 2140425 due to possible salmonella contamination.
It is unclear exactly how many jars were affected, but recalled peanut butter varieties include creamy, crunchy, natural honey, low-fat creamy and a few others. Banks sold all over the country.
The CDC and FDA recommend discarding all peanut butter included in the recall. Because peanut butter has a very long shelf life, be sure to check all the Jif peanut butter you have at home to see if it is part of the recall.
Because peanut butter can be contaminated with salmonella, it should not be eaten or served. Any utensils or surfaces that have touched peanut butter should be washed thoroughly with soap.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the weak or elderly, and other people with weakened immune systems. according to the FDA. In healthy people infected with salmonella, fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common.
CDC estimates that the bacterium causes about 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths in the United States each year.