Recalled Peanut Butter Sold in Illinois

The Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky may be contaminated with salmonella.

Correction: While a Sam's Club employee told Patch the location was affected, Carrie Foster, senior manager of corporate communications told Patch at 6 p.m. Thursday that this location did not carry that brand. 

The Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling 16-ounce jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky distributed in many states, including Michigan, due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a report in Fox News.

The recalled jars have a "best if used by" date of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004, according to the article.

Officials at  and said they had received no notification whether their store was affected by the recall, but anyone can return the peanut butter if they would like. 

Woodridge Sam's Club does not carry the branch, according to Carrie Foster, senior manager of corporate communications for Sam's Club. 

Most people infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people recover within a week, but some may require hospitalization; in rare cases, the infection can be fatal.

Smucker says no illnesses have been reported, according to Fox News.

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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