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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

By Kat Kinsman, CNN | Posted - Aug 20th, 2014 @ 5:22pm


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ATLANTA (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination.

The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.

The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters sold under the Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway brands.

A complete list of products involved in the recall can be found on FDA.gov. The company is working with consumers and retailers to remove inventory from retail shelves and warehouses. The products were sold in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and online.

Recalled nut butters sold in Kroger stores

Product UPC
Kroger No Stir Almond Butter, 12oz 11110-79121
Maranatha Creamy Roasted Almond Butter, 16oz 51651-06032
Maranatha Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter, 16oz 51651-09201
Maranatha Creamy & Raw Almond Butter, 16oz 51651-09218
Maranatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter, 16oz 51651-09221
Maranatha Organic Creamy & Roasted Peanut Butter, 16oz 51651-09232
Maranatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter, 16oz 51651-09233
Maranatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter, 16oz 51651-09235
Maranatha No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter, 16oz 51651-09236
Maranatha Organic Creamy & Raw Almond Butter, 8oz 51651-09263
Maranatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter, 12oz 51651-09368
Maranatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter, 12oz 51651-09369
Maranatha No Stir Maple Almond Butter, 12oz 51651-09386
Arrowhead Mills Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter, 16oz 74333-47032
Arrowhead Mills Creamy Peanut Butter, 16oz 74333-47052

Customers are being advised to dispose of any potentially affected containers of nut butter and contact the company directly at 1-800-937-7008 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT for a replacement or refund.

A 2012 recall because of Salmonella Bredeney in peanut butter produced by Sunland Inc. resulted in 42 cases of illness and the eventual closure of the company after filing for bankruptcy.

The CDC reports that people in a normal state of health who ingest Salmonella-tainted food may experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, which typically begin within 12 to 72 hours. This may be accompanied by vomiting, chills, headache and muscle pains.

These symptoms may last about four to seven days and then go away without specific treatment, but left unchecked, Salmonella infection may spread to the bloodstream and beyond. It can cause death if the person is not treated promptly with antibiotics.

Children, the elderly and people with compromised immune symptoms should practice extreme caution.

About 48 million people contract some form of food poisoning each year, according to the CDC.

Salmonella was the top cause of foodborne illness, according to the CDC's 2012 report card on food poisoning. However, the overall incidence of Salmonella was unchanged from the 2006-08 data, the agency said. The report card is based on reports from 10 U.S. regions, representing about 15% of the country.

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