The J.M. Smucker Company is now recalling Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The products in question are packed in 16oz. jars and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. If you have purchased Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky included in this recall, you should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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Free Smucker’s Peanut Butter Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Smucker’s peanut butter included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Smucker’s peanut butter and we can help.
What’s the problem?
November 18, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that the J.M. Smucker Company is currently recalling two specific best-if-used-by dates of 16 oz. Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The affected product is as follows:
- UPC: 5150001701 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code)
- Production Codes: 1307004 and 1308004
- Best-If-Used-By dates: August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012
- Chunky product only (not creamy)
- Impacted product would have been purchased between November 8 – 17, 2011
The peanut butter included in this recall was distributed to 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.
This recall was initiated as the result of routine sampling conducted by Smuckers which revealed that the peanut butter had been contaminated with salmonella. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Eating food contaminated with salmonella bacteria can lead to salmonellosis, an extremely serious bacterial foodborne illness. Salmonellosis infections can be potentially fatal, and are especially dangerous to children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. The most common signs and symptoms of a salmonella food poisoning infection include:
- abdominal chills
- vomiting that can last up to a week
Salmonella bacteria have been reported to cause illnesses in humans for over a century. Today, it is the most common form of bacterial food poisoning reported in the United States. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), salmonellosis infects millions of Americans each year, the majority of which go unreported.
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