August 19, 2014 — After receiving four reports of illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling almond butter and peanut butter sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Safeway, and other major grocery stores. Products may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
The Salmonella contamination was discovered during routine testing. The illnesses may be associated with the following products:
- Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters
- MaraNatha Almond Butter
- Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter
- Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter
- Trader Joe’s Crunchy/Creamy Raw Almond Butter
- Whole Foods 365 Crunchy/Creamy/Organic Roasted Almond Butter
- Click here for a complete list of recalled products, UPC, and “Best By” Dates.
Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak
This is not the first time Salmonella has been found in peanuts. Between September 2008 and March 2009, over 700 people were infected and 9 people died after eating peanuts contaminated with Salmonella. Peanut Corp of America were indicted by federal prosecutors who allege that the owners continued to sell contaminated peanuts that they knew were contaminated. In 2012, Trader Joe’s recalled Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter that was manufactured by Sunland, Inc.
Do I have a Salmonella Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
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