Peanut butter panic: Virginia woman says recalled Jif gave her husband salmonella

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KELSEY CHILDRESS | WSET Staff

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LYNCHBURG, Virginia (WSET) – There’s been peanut butter pandemonium after J.M. Smucker Company – the manufacturer who makes Jif – earlier this month recalled some batches for possible salmonella contamination.

Many stores have already wiped their shelves clean of Jif jars – but it may have been too late for some, like the Nichols family in Virginia. Ashley Nichols said her husband has gotten salmonella.

“I was just like: I bet you that’s why he’s sick,” Ashley said.

Ashley picked up her usual Jif peanut butter at Sam’s Club on May 4. Nearly two weeks later, her husband started getting sick.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. In some cases, it can lead to life-threatening complications.

“Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. He’s cold and clammy. Like, he’s sweating, but he’s cold,” Nichols said.

At first, she just thought it was a reaction to some antibiotics he was taking. But now she thinks tainted peanut butter is behind it.

Peanut butter panic: Virginia woman says recalled Jif gave her husband salmonella (WSET)

“Saturday, I think, is when I saw the recall, and that’s when I put it all together,” Nichols said.

Nichols posted on Facebook to see if others in the area were also sick from the Jif jars. Dozens responded, saying they got sick from a recalled jar, while others said they got lucky.

Click here to learn more about the recall and see if your pantry has been affected.

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