The J.M. Smucker Company is recalling thousands of jars of peanut butter because of possible salmonella contamination, according to Associated Press.
The recall covers 16-ounce jars of Smucker's Chunky Natural Peanut Butter with "best if used by" dates of Aug. 3-4, 2012 and the product codes 1307004 and 1308004. The jars were distributed in states around the country, including Maryland and Virginia, as well as in D.C. The company says they likely would have been purchased in the last two weeks.
Salmonella is bacteria that can cause fever, cramps, and diarrhea lasting for several days. It can require hospitalization, although the company says so far no illnesses have been reported.