Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Nut Butter Manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. (Final Update)
This outbreak investigation is over. However, the recalled nut butter products have a long shelf life and may still be in people’s homes. Consumers unaware of the recall could continue to eat the products and potentially get sick. Read the Advice to Consumers.
On August 19, 2014, nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled certain lots of almond and peanut butters because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled brands include Arrowhead Mills, MaraNatha, and specific private label almond and peanut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars. A complete listing of all of the recalled products is available on the FDA website.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact the Company at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund, and with general inquiries.
Advice to Consumers, Retailers, and Others
Contaminated almond and peanut butter may still be in people’s homes.
- These products have a long shelf life.
- Check your home for any of the recalled products.
- The brands of recalled almond and peanut butter products include:
- Arrowhead Mills
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods 365
- Please check the recall notice for detailed information about retail lots and dates.
What to do if you have recalled almond or peanut butter in your home:
- Throw away the product immediately.
- Even if some of the almond or peanut butter has been eaten without anyone becoming ill, you still need to throw away the rest of the product.
- When you throw away the product, put it in a closed plastic bag and place the bag in a sealed trash can. This will prevent people or animals from eating it.
- You do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, throw away the recalled product and its container.
- Please contact the company at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund and to get answers to questions about the products.
Contaminated almond and peanut butter may make people sick.
- This is especially important for children under the age of 5 years, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. These groups of people are more likely to have a severe illness from a Salmonella infection.
- Persons who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated almond or peanut butter should talk to their health care providers.
- Symptoms include:
- Diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
- The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment.
- See Signs and Symptoms for more information.
- Symptoms include:
Retailers, restaurants, and food service operators should not sell or serve the recalled almond or peanut butter.