(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon Health Authority is warning Oregonians to check their homes for Jif peanut butter recalled for Salmonella contamination. Jif peanut butter was also included in food boxes distributed through the OHA's food box program prior to the recall. OHA is visiting all of its food hubs to make sure the peanut butter has been removed. Any recipients of food boxes that have the recalled peanut can exchange it for a new jar.
To see if your jar of Jif peanut butter is being recalled, check the lot number printed below the "Best if Used by" date on the label.
Products with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425, with the digits 425 in the 5th-7th position, are being recalled.
A list of recalled products and their numbers can also be seen on the FDA's website. If you happen to have a jar included in the recall, you should throw it away immediately. After throwing the peanut butter out, OHA recommends washing and sanitizing any surfaces or containers that might have come into contact with the peanut butter.
For many infected people, symptoms appear 12 to 72 hours after contact and often include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most people who are infected recover within four to seven days and do not need any treatment. More serious and severe cases can occur, though, so OHA recommends contacting your health care provider if you believe you have been infected.
Currently, there are 14 cases across 12 states, two hospitalizations, no deaths and no cases in Oregon.
OHA recommends that all peanut butter distributed from April 15 through May 23 be immediately thrown away or exchanged at a retail store.