By Lisa Egan
On Tuesday, the FDA announced a recall of nut butters that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak – and you might be surprised to hear the possible source of the contamination.
From the FDA:
nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The salmonella risk was discovered during routine testing by the FDA. NSpired has received reports of four illnesses that may be connected to the nut butters, the company said in a release.
The specific private label nut butters impacted are sold under the Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway brands. Those stores have announced that they’re removing the products from the shelves, along with those under the Hain Celestial Group Inc. umbrella.
The products were sold in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and online.
For the full list of affected products, see the company’s list here.
If you have any of the listed products, here’s what to do about it, per the company’s release:
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact the Company at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund, and with general inquiries.
For more information about Salmonella, how to avoid infection, and how to make your own nut butters at home, please read Here’s Why (and How) You Should Make Your Own Peanut Butter.