Recall & Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers (Final Update)
Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+) Infections Linked to Sprouted Nut Butter Spreads
This outbreak appears to be over. However, the recalled nut butter spreads 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 December 2, 2015, JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC of Bend, Oregon, voluntarily recalledExternal its entire line of sprouted nut butter spreads because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall affects all flavors of sprouted nut butter spreads sold by JEM Raw with best by dates of October 30, 2016 or earlier. The nut butter spreads were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. The products were sold in glass jars in sizes ranging from 1.25 ounces to 16 ounces.
|Product Name||Net Weight (oz.)||UPC|
|Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread||1.25||6 09728 97861 7|
|Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread||1.25||6 09728 97862 4|
|Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread||1.25||6 09728 97865 5|
|Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread||1.25||6 09728 97864 8|
|Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread||6||6 09728 97860 0|
|Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread||6||6 09728 97848 8|
|Hazelnut Raw Cacao -Sprouted Hazelnut Spread||6||6 09728 97857 0|
|Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread||6||6 09728 97858 7|
|Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread||16||6 09728 97854 9|
|Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread||16||6 09728 97850 1|
|Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread||16||6 09728 97851 8|
|Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread||16||6 09728 97852 5|
Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers
RecalledExternal JEM Raw brand sprouted nut butter spreads may still be in people’s homes.
- Consumers should check their homes for any of the recalled nut butter spreads and should not eat them.
- Restaurants should not serve and retailers should not sell recalled nut butter spreads.
- Recalled nut butter spreads have best by dates of October 30, 2016 or earlier.
- All flavors of JEM Raw brand nut butter spreads are affected by the recall.
- Products were sold in glass jars in sizes ranging from 1.25 ounces to 16 ounces.
- Images of the product labels are availableExternal.
- These products have a long shelf life.
- The recalled nut butter spreads were sold nationwide in retail stores and through mail order.
What to do if you have any of the recalled sprouted nut butter spreads:
- Throw away the product immediately. Even if some of the nut butter spread has been eaten without anyone getting sick, you should throw the rest away.
- When you throw it away, put it in a closed plastic bag and place the bag in a sealed trash can. This will prevent other people or animals from eating it.
- Consumers can contact JEM RawExternal with questions about product replacement.
Recalled JEM Raw brand sprouted nut butter spreads 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.
- People who think they might have become ill from eating a recalled nut butter spread should talk to a health care provider.
- 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: