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Potential Salmonella Contamination in Peanut Butter Leads to Recall

Peanut butterAccording to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on August 19, 2014, nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

What is Salmonella?

  • Salmonella is a bacteria which is usually found in food and causes food poisoning and other injuries. Food can be contaminated during food processing or food handling. The symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Usually symptoms will develop in 12 to 72 hours after infection and will last from 4 to 7 days. Salmonella infections are especially dangerous for children and the elderly as it can cause dehydration.

How did nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. find out about the potential salmonella contamination?

  • The potential risk was brought to nSpired’s attention by the FDA following routine testing. There have been four reports of illnesses that may be associated with salmonella contamination in the products listed below.

Where have the potentially contaminated products been distributed?

  • United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and the internet
  • Sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Safeway, and other retailers

How to determine if you have the contaminated product?

  • The products can be identified by their lot numbers and “Best by” dates, which can be found on top of the lid. “Best by” dates cover a wide range, between December 2014 and July 2015. (See below)
Recalled Retail Lots
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

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or illness as a result of recalled product, learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans personal injury attorney by filling out our free, no obligation case review form located on this website.



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