With a name like Smucker’s it has to be… recalled. Some of the company’s 16-ounce jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky is being pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination. The recall is only their chunky-style peanut butter.
During a routine sampling program it was revealed that some of the peanut butter could contain the bacteria. Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recall.
The potentially dangerous jars can be narrowed down to certain regions of the country during a particular time range:
The recalled peanut butter was sold in Washington, D.C. and 24 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, and Wisconsin.
The recall peanut butter jars also have the following criteria:
– They have the UPC code 5150001701
– The production codes 1307004 and 1308004
– Have “best-if-used-by” dates of August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012
If you purchased Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky in the aforementioned areas between November 8 to 17, you should throw them away immediately. You can call 888-550-9555 to get replacement coupons, but proof of purchase may be required.