Recall Alert: Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky
Smucker’s has issued a limited recall of some jars of its Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination. The Associated Press reports 3,000 of the 16-ounce jars are included in the voluntary recall, adding that 16,000 more jars were still in warehouses.
How to tell if your jar could be tainted? According to Smucker’s, the recalled jars would have been bought between Nov. 8 and Nov. 17, and were distributed in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, 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.
The recalled jars include “Best If Used By” dates of Aug. 3, 2012 or Aug. 4, 2012, and have production codes of 1307004 and 1308004 and the UPC code 5150001701, according to the company.
Smucker’s says no illnesses have been reported, adding that salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. For more information about salmonella, visit the Centers for Disease Control.
If you have the peanut butter in your pantry, Smucker’s says to throw it out and call 888-550-9555 for a replacement coupon.