14 sick, 2 hospitalized!

This well-known company urgently recalls peanut butter suspected of being contaminated with Salmonella →

  According to US media reports, the US food company Shengmeijia recently announced that it has recalled a peanut butter sold in the United States and Canada. This product is suspected of being contaminated with salmonella. So far, 14 people in the United States have been sickened and 2 people have been hospitalized.

  According to reports, there have been cases in 12 states in the United States.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that most of the patients had previously consumed a peanut butter called "Jiff" produced by Shengmeijia.

The agency said it has cooperated with various agencies, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to investigate the food produced by the company in Lexington, Kentucky.

  It is reported that the US Food and Drug Administration also analyzed environmental samples collected from the plant in 2010 and found that the strains of the environmental samples in 2010 matched the strains infected with Salmonella this time.

Related investigations are still ongoing.

  According to the World Health Organization, people infected with Salmonella may experience symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, usually lasting 2 to 7 days.

Most infected people recover without special treatment, but for special groups such as children and the elderly, severe illness or even death may occur.

  Earlier, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as of the 19th of this month, cases of salmonella infection due to eating chocolate eggs had been found in 14 European countries, Canada and the United States, with a total of 266 confirmed cases and 58 suspected cases.

Most of the patients were children under the age of 10.

  The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the source of the infection may have been a Belgian factory.

Affected by this, Italian chocolatier Ferrero has recalled several batches of Kinder Tricky eggs.