The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a notification that J.M Smucker Co is recalling affected batches of Jif Peanut Butter products from the USA due to potential contamination of Salmonella Senftenberg, as a precautionary measure.
The U.S authorities are currently conducting investigations. As the implicated products were imported into Singapore, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has directed the importer, DKSH South East Asia Pte. Ltd, to recall the implicated batches. The recall is ongoing. 2Salmonella Senftenburg is a pathogenic bacterium and should not be detected in ready-to-eat food products.
Salmonella can cause foodborne illnesses including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhoea. Consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to consume it. Those who have consumed the implicated product and have concerns about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers may contact their point of purchase for enquiries.3Details of the product are as follows.
Implicated Product “Jif” Peanut Butter Lot codes 1274425 –2140425Country of origin: USA Issued by the Singapore Food Agency