DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s time to check your pantry. J.M. Smucker is recalling 3,000 16-ounce jars of its Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in Michigan and other states because of possible salmonella contamination.
The Ohio-based company said the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased between November 8 and 17. They have “Best if Used By” dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004.
Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrhea that lasts for several days and can require hospitalization. Smucker says no illnesses have been reported.
Along with Michigan, the peanut butter was sold in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.
Consumers who have purchased Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky with the above production code and best if used by dates are urged to discard the product immediately and call the company at 888-550-9555 for a replacement coupon.