A peanut butter substitute sold by a company in Illinois is being recalled because of reports of 12 cases of E. coli that have been linked to the product.

According to Fox News, I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Co, which is out of Glenview, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its SoyNut Butter products.

E. coli cases have been linked to the product in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon.

Public Health Director of Illinois, Dr. Nirav Shah, says that some E. coli infections are mild, but others may be life-threatening. Young children are at a greater risk to have the infection.

Health officials recommend that consumers should not eat any variety or size of I.M. Healthy-brand SoyNut Butter products or granola coated with the company's SoyNut Butter.

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