Nationwide Peanut Butter Recall: Arrowhead Mills, MaraNatha & More
Check your nut butters before you make lunch today. nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling six brands of peanut butter and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination: Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters, and private labels sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Safeway. The affected products are sold throughout the US.
The company has not specified how many jars are being recalled, but 45 production lots have been affected. The salmonella contamination was found during routine testing by the FDA. Four illnesses have been reported that may be linked to the recall.
Here's everything you need to know to respond to this recall.
You do not have to return jars of the peanut butter to the store for a refund. Instead, nSpire advises consumers dispose of the recalled product and contact them at 1-800-937-7008 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CDT for a replacement or refund.
This recall affects a huge list of products, moms. Check your peanut butter jar lids for the following UPC codes and use-by dates. Those of you who choose almond butter, check the FDA's recall notice.
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 Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092197 07APR15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. 051651092203 06APR15 thru 07APR15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651092210 06JAN15 thru 20MAY15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651092326 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651092333 02JAN15 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651092357 04JAN15 thru 27JUN15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651092364 05JAN15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter With Salt 26 oz. 051651092913 03JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter With Salt 26 oz. 051651092920 02JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651093750 04JAN15 thru 10APR15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter With Salt 16 oz. 051651093767 05JAN15 thru 19MAY15
Moms depend on peanut butter to fuel their kids and themselves. I know I do. With a recall this widespread and four people already sick possibly due to contamination, we should all be double-checking our supplies just in case. Salmonella isn't something you'll necessarily see or smell, so don't take any chances.
Do you get your peanut butter or almond butter from any of these stores or in either of these brands? Do you think yours could be part of the recall?
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