Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella contamination

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Peanut and almond butter sold at a number of major retailers is being recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

The brands included in the recall include  Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha brands. Private label raw almond butter from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway are also being recalled.

The butters are made nSpired Natural Foods Inc. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement that it alerted the company of the potential risk during routine testing. Reports of four illnesses have been linked to the products.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

For healthy people, symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella can cause severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis, the FDA said.

The product numbers for the recalled products can be found here.

Read more at Chicago Tribune.

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