October 15, 2019

Salmonella Illnesses Associated with Arrowhead Mills Nut Butters

nSPIRED Natural Foods is recalling certain lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and specific private label Nut Butters because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. There have been reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these products. The FDA alerted the company to this problem following routine testing of the products.

SalmonellaYou can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with UPC numbers and the best by date range for each product. They include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butter, MaraNatha Almond Butter,  MaraNatha Peanut Butter, Trader Joes Almond Butter, Whole Foods Almond Butter, Kroger Creamy Almond Butter, and Safeway Almond Butter in various types and flavors, including organic, raw, and roasted nut butters. They were distributed across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and the Dominican Republic. They were also sold through the internet.

Look at the products and identifying marks carefully. If you have any of these products in your home, dispose of the product and its container in a double bag; do not return them to the store. Then wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

The symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea that may be bloody, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Serious complications of a Salmonella infection can include infected aneurysms, endocarditis, and arthritis. If you ate any of the recalled products and have experienced these symptoms, please see your doctor immediately and tell her about this recall.

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