WASHINGTON - Store brand almond butter sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and Safeway is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
Potentially tainted almond butter was sold in Northern Nevada under the following names:
Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter 12 oz.
Unit UPC: 079893113746
Best By Date Range: 11DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Trader Joe's Crunchy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz.
Unit UPC: 00919890
Best By Date Range: 28DEC14 thru 18JUN15
Trader Joe's Creamy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz.
Unit UPC: 00569958
Best By Date Range: 27DEC14 thru 18JUL15
Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz.
Best By Date Range: 23DEC14 thru 24DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz.
Unit UPC: 099482406561
Best By Date Range: 24DEC14 thru 26DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz.
Unit UPC: 099482405960
Best By Date Range: 23DEC14
nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. discovered the potential health risk following routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes deadly 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
If you have any of the recalled almond butter, the FDA is urging you to throw it out. You can contact nSpired Natural Foods for a replacement or refund at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST.