Peanut butter makers Jif are urging Canadians to check their recent purchases as they are issuing a recall for certain products due to potential salmonella contamination.
The JM Smucker Co. issued a voluntary recall on Saturday for a number of peanut butter products sold in Canada, including creamy, light and crunchy peanut butter products.
The company issuing the recall in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agencyindicates that jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately.
The Canadian recall follows an outbreak of salmonella in the United States affecting 14 people in 12 states that has been linked to Jif peanut butter.
Salmonella symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, and in rare cases can cause arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers who wish to report symptoms or have questions are encouraged to contact Jif.