Smucker recalls jars of chunky peanut butter

ORRVILLE, Ohio - (AP) - J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling thousands of16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky becauseof possible salmonella contamination.

The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall wouldhave been purchased in the last week or so. They have "Best ifUsed By" dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus theproduction codes 1307004 and 1308004.

Smucker says 3,000 jars are being recalled from stores. Another16,000 had never left warehouses.

Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrheathat 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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