The Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling 16-ounce jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky distributed in many states, including Illinois, due to possible salmonella contamination, according to The Associated Press.
The recalled jars have a "best if used by" date of Aug. 3, 2012, and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004, according to the report.
Some of those jars were sold at , according to store officials. It is not known how much was sold or when. If you have a recalled jar of peanut butter, you can come into the store for an exchange. Officials at Costco stores in Oak Brook and St. Charles said the company does not carry any Smucker's brand peanut butter.
Most persons infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people recover within a week, but some may require hospitalization; in rare cases, the infection can be fatal.
Smucker says no illnesses have been reported, according to the AP.
In addition to Illinois, the product was distributed in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.