Del Monte, Walmart, And Others Are Now Included In The Jif Recall

Even more brands and grocers are recalling items related to a possible outbreak of salmonella related to Jif brand peanut butter per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products made by brands Wal Mart, Del Monte, 7-Eleven, Circle K, and Get Go among others, containing Jif Brand Peanut Butter are all being recalled due to a possible salmonella risk.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), The J.M Smucker Company issued a recall last week of Jif brand products that contained peanut butter. TODAY reports that the outbreak originates from a company-owned Lexington, KY-based facility. Some products made at this facility were shown to carry traces of the bacteria that causes Salmonella infections. Today's announcements are the latest in the line of recalls related to the outbreak. Even more brands were recalled earlier this week.

Products being recalled during this round sometimes contain Jif to-go containers and products that were made with Jif Peanut Butter even though they might not carry the brand name on their packaging.

The CDC has constructed a timeline of reported illnesses that have been linked to Jif Peanut Butter that originated in the Lexington facility. People from 12 different states have reported infections at this time. The CDC notes that it may take two to four weeks for data to be reported. More recent illnesses may be unreported for this reason.

Recalled peanut butter may be used in other brand's foods

Consumers may have avoided the Jif Peanut Butter brand as a safety measure after last week's recalls per the CDC. Recalls are now extending to products that may not have the Jif label but were made with peanut butter from the suspected dangerous Lexington facility. The brand Fudgementals recalled several products, some of which included snack trays branded and sold by Wal Mart, for this reason (via FDA). A full list of these products can be found at the FDA's website.

Other products being recalled include ready-made peanut butter snacks and snack packs sold by Del Monte Foods, Circle-K, 7-Eleven, and Get Go (via FDA). Several products distributed in Oregon and Washington were also recalled. This includes products made by A G Specialty Foods, and Euphoria Chocolate. Midwestern-based Bix produce company also recalled several products sold under the Jack & Olive and Created Fresh! brands.

The FDA notes that there have been no illnesses or injuries reported due to AG Specialty Foods products at this time, and these recalls are being made as a precautionary measure.

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can cause severe illnesses in children, senior citizens, and those with weakened immune systems (via Mayo Clinic). Healthy individuals may be affected by mild symptoms, but most are capable of fighting off the infection independently. The CDC believes that more cases likely occurred that were not reported because most individuals recover without medical care.