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How many people got sick from the Jif peanut butter?

It is difficult to estimate the exact number of people that got sick from Jif peanut butter as some cases of foodborne illness go unreported and symptoms can vary between individuals. According to the FDA recall report, the Jif peanut butter recall was issued on July 10th, 2015 in response to a potential salmonella risk.

The recall was initiated after an external laboratory had detected salmonella in a sample of the product. The supplier of the peanut butter, Parnell’s Pride, recalled 76 cases of the product and potentially thousands of jars were affected.

Although no cases of salmonella were reported in connection with the recall, some users did report getting sick from eating the recalled peanut butter. An article from a local news station reported that at least 57 people in 20 states did become ill after consuming the recalled Jif peanut butter.

However, the CDC estimates that for every reported case of foodborne illness there are 30 unreported cases. Thus, the actual number of people who may have become sick from eating recalled Jif peanut butter is much higher.

How many cases of Salmonella are in peanut butter?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been about 20 reported cases of Salmonella in peanut butter since 1998. Most of the reported cases occurred in the early 2000s.

While there have been more than 20 reported cases, the CDC estimates that there are likely many more cases of Salmonella in peanut butter that have gone unreported.

As the CDC explains, Salmonella can be found in a variety of food products, including peanut butter. It is particularly difficult to detect Salmonella in peanut butter because the bacteria can exist in very low concentrations that are not easily detectable with existing testing methods.

It’s important to note, however, that the risk of Salmonella in peanut butter is fairly low. The CDC estimates that most people will not get sick from eating peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella.

It is, however, recommended that people take precautionary steps to reduce the risk of contamination when handling, preparing, or eating peanut butter.

What should I do if I ate Jif peanut butter?

If you ate Jif peanut butter, you should monitor your body for any signs of foodborne illness. Since peanut butter does have a high risk of contamination from salmonella, it is important to seek medical attention if you experience any abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or diarrhea after eating peanut butter.

It is also important to store peanut butter properly as per the instructions on the jar, to reduce the risk of contamination. To further reduce the risk of foodborne contamination, make sure to dispose of any spilled peanut butter quickly, and make sure to wash any dishes and utensils used for preparing peanut butter.