Trader Joe’s grocery stores are recalling Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter after it was linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states. No deaths have been reported. Approximately 75% of those cases affected people under 18, who are more susceptible to serious illness.
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November 27, 2012 — Sunland Inc. tries to re-start operations at their facility less than 2 months after a massive recall of peanut butter due to Salmonella contamination, but the FDA uses new enforcement powers to halt production at the facility until they can prove they are clean. Click here to read more.
October 1, 2012 — The first peanut butter food poisoning lawsuit has been filed against Trader Joe’s. The recall has expanded to include peanut butter and nut butter products (cashew, almond, tahini, etc.) at Safeway, Target, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, and more. Click here to read more.
September 26, 2012 — The recall has been expanded to include peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and tahini (76 products in total.) Click here to read more.
Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was sold at Trader Joe’s grocery stores throughout the United States. The product is sold in a 16-ounce plastic jar. The expiration date is located under the lid of the jar, and the recall involves all production dates of this peanut butter.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Californian health authorities have identified this product as the likely source of the outbreak. The agencies notified Trader Joe’s on September 20, 2012. Illnesses have been reported from June 11 until September 2, although recent cases may not have been reported yet.
Although the agencies did not identify which 18 states have reported illnesses, individual state health departments have identified cases in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and North Carolina.
Trader Joe’s and government health agencies are warning that customers should not eat Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. They should dispose of the product or return it to the store for a refund.
Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Salmonella
Most of the cases of salmonella food poisoning linked to Trader Joe’s have affected teenagers and children under the age of 18. Young people are more susceptible to serious illness than healthy adults.
Salmonella food poisoning (also known as salmonellosis) is a serious gastrointestinal illnesses caused by many strains of the salmonella bacteria. Healthy adults typically recover from the illness within a week, but the disease can be deadly for children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems. Life-threatening complications include severe dehydration and blood infections.
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:
- Diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery)
- Abdominal cramps, muscle aches
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