Jif peanut butter recall

Jif peanut butter is being recalled for potential salmonella contamination

Multiple varieties of Jif peanut butter are being recalled after The J.M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall on Friday.

J.M. Smucker Co., the parent company for the popular peanut butter brand, issued a voluntary recall on Friday.

The Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local partners are investigating the outbreak that so far spans 12 states.

Currently, 14 people have reported illnesses and two of those cases have resulted in hospitalizations, according to data provided by the CDC.

What is salmonella? Salmonella itself is a bacteria, but the illness it causes is known as salmonellosis.