The maker of Jif peanut butter has issued a nationwide recall due to possible Salmonella contamination.
A statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says they believe an outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg in 12 states is linked to peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker plant in Lexington, KY.
At least four of the known infections came from individuals who say they had eaten Jif peanut butter.
None of the infections are reported in New Jersey.
The recall involves Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425. The 425 designates the product was manufactured at the Lexington facility.
A full list of the effected products can be found here.
According to the FDA: Most people infected with Salmonella will begin to develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness, salmonellosis, usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.
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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: