A nut butter manufacturer issued a voluntary recall of natural peanut and almond butters that could be contaminated with Salmonella.
Officials from the Food and Drug Administration said the recall includes some of the Arrowhead Mills peanut butters, MaraNatha almond butters and other private-label nut butters sold at Safeway, Trader Joe's , Whole Foods and Kroger stores.
The Oregon Food Bank said it also distributed the potenitally contaminated jars of nut butter to food banks and pantries across the state.
The FDA released a full list of affected products, labels and date ranges for the recalled peanut and almond butters.
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The recalled plastic and glass jars of nut butter were distributed to stores across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and the Dominican Republic, as well as internet retail sites.
Notice of almond butter, peanut butter recall at all
Oregon Food Bank Network locations
Portland, Oregon - August 20, 2014 – Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.
The product being recalled is in pint sized glass jars with a white label listing ingredients and stating “distributed by Oregon Food Bank.” All products with a BEST BY date of July 21, 2015 or earlier should not be used. The BEST BY date is located on the lid of product.
The almond butter and peanut butter was donated to Oregon Food Bank and intended for use in feeding people experiencing hunger. The potential contamination, which was traced to the manufacturing facility prior to donation, was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during routine testing.
In addition, food recipients may have received peanut butter and almond butter included in the nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. recall. Affected product includes certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged for Safeway, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Specific information on this recall is available through the FDA’s website.
All recipients of food from the regional food banks and food pantries should check for items received that may be related to these recalls. Affected products should be safely disposed of immediately.
“We are concerned about the health and safety of the people we serve,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. “All 21 regional food banks have been alerted to this recall. In turn, they are notifying their local partner agencies.”
Even though Oregon Food Bank’s internal protocols have been enacted, product has been distributed to the public through our agency partners.