Peanut, almond butter recall

Peanut and almond butter sold at major retailers is being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. (August 19, 2014)

Editors note: This story has been clarified to reflect that the recall included only almond butter store brands from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway.

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

The brands included in the recall include some almond butter from Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway; certain MaraNatha brand peanut and almond butters and Arrowhead Mills organic crunchy and creamy peanut butter.

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.

Those consumers that have a recalled jar are asked to throw it away and call the company at (800) 937-7008 from 8a.m. to 8 p.m. CST for a replacement or refund.