ORRVILLE, Ohio (AP) - J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some
16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in
several states because of possible salmonella contamination.
The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would
have been purchased in the last week or so. 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.
The product was distributed in: 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.
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