Lunch Box Alert: Popular Peanut and Almond Butter Brands Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

I don’t always share the latest food recalls on TLT; to my dismay, I’ve learned that such recalls are so frequent, I’d write about little else if I covered them all.  But since many of us already have kids back in school (or soon will), and given the popularity of the PBJ and other nut butter sandwiches as a lunch box staple, I definitely wanted to let you know about this one.

On Tuesday, the FDA announced that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain popular brands of peanut and almond butters because they may be contaminated with salmonella.  The affected brands are Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods 365 Organic, Arrowhead Mills, MaraNatha, as well as the Kroger and Safeway store brands.  This FDA press release lists the specific products at issue, including UPC codes and “best by” date ranges.

And for those interested in learning more about the connection between nut butters and salmonella contamination, you can read this blog post from Bill Marler, one of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers.

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