Check your labels: Nut butters recalled due to salmonella risk

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Screen shot 2014-08-20 at 9.06.18 AMSeveral nSpired Natural Foods Inc. products are being recalled by the FDA due to risk of salmonella, including various peanut or almond butters (listed below by lot number).

The national recall was a voluntarily one by the company on certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and specific private label nut butters including those sold by Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The potential risk was brought to the company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following routine testing. The Company has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers. For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products below as a precautionary measure.

The use-by date can be found on the top of the jar lid. The Company is currently working with customers and retailers to remove and destroy products with the above use-by dates from store shelves and warehouses.

FDA nSpired Nut Butter Recalls

Products were distributed across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.

The recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

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.

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