Living Nutz Living Organic Foods of Bowdoinham, ME, is recalling certain Living Nutz Nut & Seed Butter Raw Sprouted & Stoneground because the nut butter is potentially contaminated by Salmonella.
According to the recall posted by the FDA, the recall was initiated on May 11, 2023, and is ongoing.
The products were distributed in Maine, Florida, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington and Texas.
- Living Nutz Nut & Seed Butter Raw Sprouted & Stoneground; 8 oz., 12 oz. or 64 oz.
- Quantity — 68 units
- Code Information — code 121522 121523 8 oz UPC 6 71762 31013 5; 12 and 64 oz. UPC 671762310098
Consumers who purchased the recalled product should immediately dispose of it and not consume it.
About Salmonella infection
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any recalled nut butter and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop severe illnesses and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.
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