Salmonella Scare Leads To Recall Of Peanut Butter Sold At Whole Foods, Trader Joe's

August 20, 2014 3:18 AM

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Salmonella Scare Leads To Recall Of Peanut Butter Sold At Whole Foods, Trader Joe's

A food processing company is recalling some retail lots of peanut butter and almond butter sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and other major grocery outlets due to possible salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. Food producer nSpired Natural Foods Inc., a subsidiary of the Hain Celestial Group, voluntarily recalled certain peanut butter and almond butter products after routine FDA testing spotlighted their potential risk for salmonella contamination. So far, four cases of illness that have been reported to nSpired Natural Foods may be linked to these products.

Some production lots of peanut butter and almond butter under Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha brands, and private label nut butters from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Safeway and Kroger, are affected in the recall. The FDA press release contains a full list of the nut butters being recalled. The products...

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