Saturday, September 22, 2012

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recall: Salmonella Outbreak -- UPDATED

The New York City Health Department advises New Yorkers to discard Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111) following a national outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to the peanut butter.

Trader Joe’s is removing this type of peanut butter from its stores. Nevertheless, the product may still be available for purchase at some New York City locations or on the internet.

UPDATE: The recall has been widened to include Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 98927) and Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 94079).

The Health Department has detected at least one case in New York City, bringing the total to 29 cases in 18 states. The Department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in this ongoing investigation.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can commonly contaminate foods. Symptoms of illness usually begin 12 to 72 hours after infection and include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. In most people, illness will resolve in a few days and does not require antibiotic treatment. If you experience symptoms of stomach illness, contact your health care provider and ask him or her to test you for Salmonella bacteria.

DOH Recommendations

New Yorkers who ate Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt and have symptoms described above should see their doctor and ask to be tested for Salmonella.

New Yorkers should not eat and should discard all Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter with sea salt in their home.

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Anonymous said...

Which "use by" dates are involved?

Anonymous said...

I almost bought that product yesterday, but when I picked up the jar, I noticed that it had a thick, liquid-type consistency. It seemed kind of strange -- and unappetizing -- so I just put it back on the shelf. Glad I did!

mcbrooklyn said...

According to Trader Joe's, the jars are sku 97111.
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