CFS: Imported Peanut Butter Brand Might be Contaminated

CFS: Imported Peanut Butter Brand Might be Contaminated with Salmonella

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) published yesterday, May 23, an incident post about peanut butter products being recalled by overseas authorities due to a possible salmonella contamination.

“The CFS, through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted notices issued by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (US) and the Canadian authorities respectively that certain Jif peanut butter products are under recall because they might have been contaminated by Salmonella. The affected products are produced in a facility in Lexington, Kentucky, US, with lot codes from 1274425 to 2140425 (alongside the use by date) and all end with 425,” a CFS spokesman said.

“Salmonella infection may cause fever and gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. The effects on infants, young children, the elderly, and persons with a weak immune system could be more severe and may even lead to death,” the spokesman added.

The public may call 2898 3252 during office hours for more details about the recall. For a complete list of the Jif peanut butter products in question, check the May 23 Food Incident Post of the CFS.

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