NEW YORK (MainStreet) – The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that the J.M. Smucker Company (Stock Quote: SJM) has issued a voluntary recall for two best-if-used-by dates of its Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky brand due to salmonella concerns.
Consumers wondering if they have purchased a contaminated product should check the package for an Aug. 3, 2012, or Aug. 4, 2012, best-if-used-by date. The product would have been sold from Nov. 8 through today in 25 states across the U.S. Only 16-oz. jars are being recalled.
The products being recalled may be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain for infected individuals. However, no illnesses related to the issue have been reported.
If you think you may have purchased one of the recalled items, you’re urged by the FDA to throw away the product and contact the company at 1-800-550-9555 for a replacement coupon. The company may require proof of purchase.