If you’ve bought Smuckers Chunky Natural Peanut Butter recently, you should check the information on the jar. J.M. Smucker Co. has issued a recall for 16-ounce jars sold recently because they may be contaminated with salmonella.


The Washington Post reports that “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.”


The jars were reportedly sold 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.


As of yet, no illnesses have been reported.


Let’s hope it stays that way, but if you or anyone in your family have eaten Smuckers Chunky Natural Peanut Butter recently and have had fever, cramps or diarrhea, visit your doctor immediately.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter recall
No salmonella illnesses have been reported, but Smuckers is recalling some peanut butter that has been sold in stores over the past couple of weeks.