If you’ve purchase peanut or other nut butters from Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods recently, you may want to toss it before you eat any of it. Nut butter producer nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. announced on August 19 they are voluntarily recalling many of their products.
The recall came about after routine testing by the FDA showed evidence of salmonella in the company’s nut butter products. Prior to FDA testing, the company received reports of four people falling ill that may be related to consuming products contaminated with salmonella.
Brands under the recall include:
Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters
MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters
Whole Foods private label
Trader Joe’s private label
Kroger private label
Safeway private label
The FDA has a full list of brands and products affected on their website.
Most of the products under the recall have a sell-by date between December 2014 and June 2015. They were sold in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the Dominican Republic.
nSPIRED Natural Foods released a statement saying, “nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers.” They hope the recall can prevent anyone falling ill with salmonella.
Salmonella symptoms include nausea, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Symptoms typically develop within one to three days of exposure to the Salmonella bacteria, and they can last from four to seven days.
To avoid a miserable week, check any peanut butter or nut butters you think may be part of the recall with the list provided by the FDA. If you have a recalled jar, you are urged to throw away the product and the container. For replacement, refund or questions about the recall, call nSPIRED Natural Foods at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CST.