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KUCHING, May 31: Consumers who have bought Jif brand peanut butter with batch number 1274425 to 2140425 have been asked to dispose of and not to consume them as the product has been recalled over fears of potential salmonella contamination.
The Ministry of Health has ordered import companies to recall the affected products after the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) flagged a batch with number ending 425.
In a statement yesterday (May 30), Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry will also be monitoring entry points into the country for the affected product batch.
Jif peanut butter is also distributed to other countries including Canada, Thailand, Spain, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Salmonella is a type of bacteria which can cause food poisoning if found in processed or raw food like meat, chicken, eggs, fruits and vegetables if the processing procedure is unsanitary.
Consumers may contact the nearest district health office or channel information regarding the issue through their website at http://moh.spab.gov.my or through the health ministry’s food safety and quality division’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bkkmhq. — DayakDaily