Jif hid its Salmonella problem from FDA and consumers

Phyllis Entis of eFoodAlert reported that the management at the Jif peanut butter plant in Lexington, Kentucky, knew that some Jif peanut butter products manufactured between December 2021 and late February 2022 were contaminated with Salmonella but did not report this to the FDA or initiate a product recall at the time. This information is contained in documents supplied to eFoodAlert by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. In the first quarter of 2022, the CDC got reports of individuals who had become infected with a single genetic strain of Salmonella Senftenberg. Ultimately, the CDC would identify twenty-one outbreak victims residing in 17 states. Four of the victims were hospitalized. A recall was initiated On May 20, 2022. Inspection observation revealed that the company found sporadic Salmonella contamination beginning in 2018 and did not report it to the FDA. Two new roasters were identified as the source of the outbreak. The defective installation allowed rainwater and unfiltered air to enter the roasters and contact the roasted peanuts after the roasting step. @ https://efoodalert.com/category/peanut-butter/


 peanut butter – eFoodAlert
peanut butter – eFoodAlert

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