By Aaron Humes: To turn around their classic slogan, Belizean choosy moms should not choose Jif peanut butter products, at least for the moment.
The Ministry of Health has announced that as of May 20, the J.M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled select Jif peanut butter products due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The Ministry has commenced a thorough investigation at major supermarkets countrywide as a precautionary action as Belize imports the products in question. Where these products are identified, they will be seized, condemned, and destroyed.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
The recalled products include various varieties from creamy to crunchy (i.e. containing peanuts), natural, honey-flavored, no added sugar, and so on in 16-ounce, 40-ounce, 96-ounce, and even in pouches and to-go.
For further information or clarification, contact: Public Health Inspector, Ministry of Health & Wellness, at 828-5257.