J.M. Smucker Co. recalled thousands of 16-ounce jars of its Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination. The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased in mid-November. They have “Best if Used By” dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004. Smucker says 3,000 jars are being recalled from stores. Another 16,000 had never left warehouses. 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.
Once again, there have been so many recalls since the November issue that we were unable to get them all in this issue. If you need more information on any of the recalls listed above, or would like information on a recall that you are aware of that we haven’t listed, please visit our firm’s web site at www.BeasleyAllen.com/recalls. We would also like to know if we have missed any significant recall that involves a safety issue this month. If so, please let us know. As indicated at the outset, you may also contact Shanna Malone at Shanna.Malone@beasleyallen.com for more recall information.
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