The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling two specific dates of 16 ounce Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella can cause serious, sometimes deadly infections in children, the elderly or others considered frail.  Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The peanut butter being recalled has the Best-If-Used-By dates of August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012. It was sold in 24 states, including Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia. 

So far, there are no known illnesses related to this recall.  If you have one of the jars being recalled, you should throw it out and call Smuckers at 1-888-550-9555 for a replacement coupon. 

The company may ask for proof of purchase.  The recall is being conduced in cooperation with teh U.S. Food and Drug Administration