Check Your Pantry: Almond Butter and Peanut Butter Recall

Make sure your butters are safe from salmonella. (Dano/Flickr)
Make sure your butters are safe from salmonella. (Dano/Flickr)

Oh butters! Here it comes, our annual tradition of food recalls because of possible salmonella contamination.

This year, the items in question are almond butter and peanut butter produced by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. The brands covered include MaraNatha and Arrowhead Mills, as well as private labels found in stores such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Safeway, and ShopRite, among others. They are also available for purchase on the Internet.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. announced Tuesday that it is recalling several brands of almond butter and peanut butter over concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella.

A couple of hours ago, I received a friendly phone call telling me that salmonella may have snuck into my pantry via an almond butter jar. If you’re worried you may have purchased a potentially contaminated product, you can find a complete list of brands being recalled here.

The FDA urges customers not to return the recalled products, but to dispose of them and call 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. CT for a replacement or refund.

As for me, this is another encouragement for my next DIY project: homemade butters.


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