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Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.

nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and grocery store brand nut butters after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration.

The company stated that it has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products.

The butters are packaged in glass and plastic jars and include the following:

Item Description Unit UPC Best By Date Range
Arrowhead Mills Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 074333470328 31DEC14 thru 14MAY15
Arrowhead Mills Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 074333470526 31DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651060325 24DEC14 thru 17JUN15
MaraNatha Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092012 26DEC14 thru 06JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651060219 23DEC14 thru 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092036 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092128 22DEC14 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092173 14APR15 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 051651092180 05APR15 thru 02JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092197 07APR15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092203 06APR15 thru 07APR15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092210 06JAN15 thru 20MAY15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092326 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092333 02JAN15 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092357 04JAN15 thru 27JUN15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651092364 05JAN15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Almond Butter 8 oz. 051651092630 13APR15 thru 30JUN15
MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 26 oz. 051651092890 04DEC14 thru 21APR15
MMaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz. 051651092913 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz. 051651092920 02JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 12DEC14 thru 21JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093699 17DEC14 thru 20JUL15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651093750 04JAN15 thru 10APR15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz. 051651093767 05JAN15 thru 19MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093682 14DEC14 thru 14JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093699 17DEC14 thru 18JUL15
MaraNatha Creamy Maple Almond Butter 12 oz. 051651093866 30MAY15 thru 31MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 340 grams 051651093057 11DEC14 thru 02JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Raw Almond Butter 340 grams 051651093064 07MAY15 thru 05JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093309 03JAN15 thru 24JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093316 31DEC14 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093408 20MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams 051651093415 13MAR15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams 051651093453 16DEC14 thru 11MAY15
MaraNatha Crunchy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams 051651093460 16DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter 737 grams 051651092869 08DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. 011110791214 11DEC14 thru 05JUL15
Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter 12 oz. 079893113746 11DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Trader Joe’s Crunchy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 00919890 28DEC14 thru 18JUN15
Trader Joe’s Creamy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz. 00569958 27DEC14 thru 18JUL15
Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482406578 23DEC14 thru 24DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482406561 24DEC14 thru 26DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. 099482405960 23DEC14

 

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.

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.

Consumers are advised to dispose of the recalled product and contact nSpired at 1-800-937-7008 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CDT for a replacement or refund.

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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

© Food Safety News
  • Im awesome

    i cant believe this is happening I ate one if those brands yesterda- wait i just threw up noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  • J T

    I stocked up on one of the almond butters when I found it for the “good” price of “only” $15 per jar! We have already gone through two of the potentially contaminated jars and had just started a 3rd yesterday before I read about this. Last night, about 10 hours after eating some from the 3rd jar, my wife became very nauseous and had to vomit.

  • mem_somerville

    I just got a robocall from Costco that said they sell it and I purchased it. (I didn’t, I have a nut allergy–but I am checking with my housemate).

    • darrion

      does anyone know how to dispose of this food safely

  • Nena

    I am of the ‘healthy people’, but experienced the exact symtoms posted here. Thought I had a virus. And I ate all of the almond butter. No jar to return.

  • Mom

    I ate the almond butter. I am ill. I do not know what I am supposed to do. I do you not like the idea sending the almond butter back to them then I have no proof I ate it at least for five days ago also I have diverticulitis. It would be easy to say its the diverticulitis. !
    So how about you people out there helping me

    • http://concerntrak.com ConcernTrak Inc

      To those of you who Consumed the nut butters. DO NOT dispose of the suspect product. Go to the hospital immediately. Bring the above article with you and the jar of nut butter as it could be used to identify the strain of salmonella which is important in determining proper treatment. Also there is a link to an FDA alert in the first paragraph of the article. Print this as well and bring it with you. It is important to have as much information as possible when seeking medical care for potential salmonella poisoning.

      David Rosenthal
      CEO
      ConcernTrak Inc.

      • Julie Sylvestre

        I suffered from salmonella poisoning resulting from the MaraNatha almond butter. I purchased it from Costco in Ottawa, Canada.The entire experience lasted almost 3 weeks, since salmonella can stay in your system for up to a month. It was extremely intense for about 4 days and for the remainder of the days it would attack me several times through the day but be somewhat more manageable. I even had to take days off of work, since I could not function normally. No vomiting, but everything else, especially EXTREME abdominal cramping. Some people also experience reactive arthritis from salmonella, which I experienced mid-way through the month. Probiotics seems to help me, but it still took awhile for my body to heal. Better now, but I’m a healthy person with a good immune system so I’m lucky it wasn’t worse.

        Julie Sylvestre

  • Rosenmops

    I have eaten several jars of it. I haven’t had any nausea. How did salmonella get in almond butter?

  • MeatCop

    The contact numbers to report consumer complaints for FDA regulated products are:

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/ReportaProblem/ConsumerComplaintCoordinators/default.htm

  • t

    I have been deathy sick,,,ate whole thing myself over weeks almonds butter,,,eyesight fading fast, vomiting , hospital visits, doctor monday for more tests. I actually feel worse, like dying. scary,stuff

  • justine

    I ate half a jar of one the almond butters that is recalled and did not get ill. Last time I ate a lot of it was two days ago too. I hope I am a lucky one.

  • Gowin Brook

    Does anyone know about the Almond Butter that the Food Banks give out? There are no numbers or brand names on them.

  • Gowin Brook

    Does anyone know about Food Bank Almond Butter that has no brand label but only an expiration date? and, Who’s to say the expiration date is correct?

  • Tracie Hodgson

    I think my dog was killed by maranatha almond butter! I had been giving him almond butter every day. He started vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. Oh my goodness! What can I do about this? I should be compensated! The vet bills at the end were over a thousand dollars!

  • crystalized

    I’ve got a jar of MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter marked as March 2015, but I haven’t gotten sick on it. So I guess I’m lucky and it’s ok? I’ve already eaten half the jar over the past couple months since I bought it. I was really surprised to see it on this list. I buy organic because I was hoping that meant higher quality food checks, besides avoiding chemical additives in the food.

    • Julie Sylvestre

      Yes, we would all like to think ‘organic’ means healthy. But many organic products are now mass-produced, which leaves more room for error. I suffered from salmonella poisoning from the almond butter. Luckily, I was healthy to start so I pulled through, but it took 3 weeks for me to feel normal again. It was VERY unpleasant.

  • MC

    CAN YOU GET APPENDICITIS FROM SALMONELLA BACTERIA? THANKS!!

    • eubert

      Appendicitis is idiopathic. This means that there is no exact known cause. I hope this answered your question.

  • Jd

    I received a recall notice from Costco for the almond butter. It all made sense, as I was eating a few spoonfuls of this every day and had major stomach cramps throughout, plus the other symptoms, other than vomiting. I never made the connection. I stopped eating it and still have it. I am not returning it in case there is some kind of lawsuit and it can be used as proof.

  • Donna M. Crowe

    Has anyone been promised compensation for the bills incurred? I have, sent all the info in they asked for, but, still no response.