September 26, 2016

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks of 2014: #10

A Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut and almond butters made by nSpired Natural Foods Inc. was the tenth-largest food poisoning outbreak of 2014. The outbreak sickened six people in five states, one person was hospitalized. The products were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha at a number of grocery stores including Arrowhead Mills, MaraNathha, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Safeway and Kroger. Health officials used pulsed field gel electrophoresis and whole genome sequencing tests to identify the outbreak strain, Salmonella Braenderup, in case patients and in environmental samples collected from inspections at nSpired Natural Foods  in January and July 2014. nSpired Foods issued a recall for the products. Cases were reported in the following … [Read more...]

Almond Butter at Center of Salmonella Food Recall

Almond butters packaged for Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway stores make up a sizable portion of a Salmonella recall that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have highlighted since August 19. Officials are concerned that the recalled products could sit for months in home pantries, possibly expanding an outbreak of salmonellosis that has sickened people in Texas, Iowa, Connecticut and Tennessee. Peanut butter made by the same manufacturer, nSpired Natural Foods Inc., also was recalled due to the Salmonella outbreak, but the vast majority of labels involved in this recall are for almond butter, including various types packaged under the brand name MaraNatha. "This product has a long shelf life, and it may still be in … [Read more...]

Justin’s Recalls Nut Butters For Metallic Fragments

Justin's is recalling 16 oz jars of Maple Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter because they may contain   metallic fragments. No metal has been found in any individual jars, and no consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries reported to date. The recall affects the following products: Maple Almond Butter in 16oz jars with the unit UPC 894455000322, Case UPC 894455002135 with Lot Code 188 (Best By Date 07/07/14); Lot Code 190 (Best By Date 07/09/14) and Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14). Chocolate Hazelnut Butter in 16oz jars with  Unit UPC 894455000490, Case UPC 894455000612, Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14, Lot Code 192 (Best By Date 07/11/14. The “Best By” date is on the label between the UPC bar code and the nutrition facts panel. No other Justin’s products are involved … [Read more...]

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