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Peanut Butter and Almond Butter Recalled

Reports of Illness Prompt Recall of Peanut Butter, Almond Butter

Multiple brands of peanut butter and almond butter are being recalled due to fear of salmonella contamination after reports of illness.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of peanut butter and almond butter sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, Kroger®, Trader Joes®, Safeway® and Whole Foods® because they have the potential to be contaminated the bacteria Salmonella.

According to a release, nSpired Natural Foods was notified of the risk following routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company has received four reports of illnesses that may be associated with these peanut butter and almond butter products.

“nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers,” the company said. “For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products below as a precautionary measure.”

People infected with Salmonella bacteria may develop an illness called Salmonellosis. They may experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after infection. While most people recover without treatment within 4 to 7 days, some people may require hospitalization. Salmonellosis can be severe or fatal, especially in the young, elderly or those with compromised immune systems. People infected with salmonella may develop Reiter’s syndrome, characterized by joint pain, irritation of the eyes, and painful urination, that can last months or years and lead to chronic arthritis.

“As a food industry professional with over 25 years of experience, and more importantly the mother of two children who enjoy MaraNatha nut butters, please be assured that we are committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the health and safety of our consumers,” said Maureen Putman, President — Grocery & Snacks, Hain Celestial US. “It is with this in mind that we are initiating a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure and are working closely with the FDA to proactively remedy the situation.”

Consumers can identify the recalled peanut butter and almond butter products by locating the UPC number on the product label and use-by date on the top of the lid. They may have purchased these peanut butter and almond butter products online and in retail stores across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic.

If you determine you have one of these recalled peanut butter or almond butter products, nSpired Natural Foods is instructing consumers to dispose of the product and its container. They do not need to return it to the place of purchase. To obtain a replacement or refund, call 1-800-937-7008.

List of recalled peanut butter and almond butter:

Item Description Unit UPC Best By Date Range
Arrowhead Mills Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 074333470328 31DEC14 thru 14MAY15
Arrowhead Mills Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 074333470526 31DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651060325 24DEC14 thru 17JUN15
MaraNatha Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092012 26DEC14 thru 06JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651060219 23DEC14 thru 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092036 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092128 22DEC14 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092173 14APR15 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092180 05APR15 thru 02JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092197 07APR15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092203 06APR15 thru 07APR15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092210 06JAN15 thru 20MAY15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092326 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092333 02JAN15 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092357 04JAN15 thru 27JUN15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092364 05JAN15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Almond Butter 8 oz. 051651092630 13APR15 thru 30JUN15
*MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 26 oz. 051651192897 04DEC14 thru 21APR15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz. 051651092913 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz. 051651092920 02JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 12DEC14 thru 21JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093699 17DEC14 thru 20JUL15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651093750 04JAN15 thru 10APR15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651093767 05JAN15 thru 19MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 14DEC14 thru 14JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093699 17DEC14 thru 18JUL15
MaraNatha Creamy Maple Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093866 30MAY15 thru 31MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 340 grams 051651093057 11DEC14 thru 02JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Raw Almond Butter 340 grams 051651093064 07MAY15 thru 05JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093309 03JAN15 thru 24JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093316 31DEC14 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093408 20MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093415 13MAR15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams 051651093453 16DEC14 thru 11MAY15
MaraNatha Crunchy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams 051651093460 16DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter 737 grams 051651092869 08DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 011110791214 11DEC14 thru 05JUL15
Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter 12 oz. 079893113746 11DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Trader Joe’s Crunchy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 00919890 28DEC14 thru 18JUN15
Trader Joe’s Creamy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 00569958 27DEC14 thru 18JUL15
Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482406578 23DEC14 thru 24DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482406561 24DEC14 thru 26DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482405960 23DEC14

 

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