Check your kitchen cabinets and pantries! Thousands of peanut butter products have been recalled due to salmonella, and some of them may be in Killeen, Texas.
KWTX is reporting that the J.M. Smucker Company, maker of Jif peanut butter, is recalling a number of products over concerns of salmonella contamination after an investigation showed more than a dozen people might have become sick from eating them.
Symptoms of Salmonella
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. According to mayoclinic.org, some people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Most people who come in contact with the bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within 8 to 72 hours after exposure.
While most healthy people recover within a few days without specific treatment, life-threatening complications may develop if the infection spreads beyond the intestines.
How Many People Are Sick?
The Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state and national agencies say they are investigating an outbreak of salmonella poisoning involving fourteen people in 12 different states.
Two people were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
Jif Products Included in Recall
According to KWTX, Smucker issued a voluntary recall for several dozen products with lot codes of 1274425 through 2140425, but only if the first seven digits end in 425, showing they were made at the Lexington facility. The lot code can be found next to the best-if-used-by date.
The FDA has a list of affected Jif products and UPC codes on their website, but says you should still check the lot code of any Jif product. Consumers are urged to check any packages of Jif peanut butter in their homes, regardless of when you bought it. Do not eat, serve, or sell any Jif peanut butter products that are part of the recall. If you have used any recalled product, wash and sanitize anything it has touched.
If you have questions or want to report issues, you can contact the company online at jif.com/contact-us or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Time.
This Temple, Texas DoorDasher Helped an Elderly Woman Get Fresh Start
Shelby Moeller never imagined that an odd request while delivering for Door Dash would lead to a life-changing experience for him as well as an elderly woman who needed more than food.
He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.
"Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe."
Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.
Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his 'new adopted grandma'. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.
Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman's life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.
Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple
A while back, I asked the good people of Temple
if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.
This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).
So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.
Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!
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If you have someone in your life that loves the Lone Star State, these are some great gifts that won't break your budget!