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Just wanted to get this out there to the community because it affects a lot of the places we all shop at.

Official release from the FDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 19, 2014 - nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Stores that carry these brands include Safeway, Kroger (which would include Fred Meyer for those of us in the PacNW), Trader Joes, and Whole Foods.

Here's the list from the article on the Milwaukie Journal Sentinel

The recalled nut butters were sold in glass and plastic jars and include the following products with varying "best by" dates:

■Arrowhead Mills organic crunchy and creamy peanut butter, 16 oz.

■MaraNatha roasted creamy and crunchy almond butters in regular and organic varieties, 16 oz.

■ MaraNatha raw almond butter, 16 oz.

■MaraNatha organic creamy and crunchy peanut butter, 16 oz.

■ MaraNatha no-stir creamy and crunchy peanut butter with salt, regular and organic, 16 oz.

■ MaraNatha organic creamy almond butter, 8 oz.

■ MaraNatha roasted creamy almond butter and organic crunchy and creamy peanut butter with salt, 26 oz.

■ MaraNatha no-stir creamy and crunchy almond butter, 12 oz.

■ MaraNatha organic no-stir creamy and crunchy peanut butter with salt, 16 oz.

■ MaraNatha organic no-stir creamy and crunchy almond butter; MaraNatha creamy maple almond butter, 12 oz.

■ Trader Joe's crunchy and creamy almond butter, 16 oz.

■ Whole Foods 365 creamy, crunchy and organic creamy roasted almond butter, 16 oz.

■ Kroger no-stir creamy almond butter, 12 oz.

■ Safeway open nature almond butter, 12 oz.

Best-by dates range from Dec. 4, 2014 through July 25, 2015, but vary depending on the product. To see the specific date ranges for each type of peanut butter and almond butter that's recalled as well as their UPC numbers, see the official recall notice. Use-by numbers can be found on the top of the jar lid.

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.

Note: I did try a quick search and did not see a diary about this but I apologize if it's already been diaried.

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  •  Ok, so, I have a jar of almond butter that's (5+ / 0-)

    listed here and I've eaten half of it.
    What does salmonella feel like? Make you itch? Or was that from the yellow jacket stings?
    If I ate the first half and am Ok, is it likely that the second half is where the bad stuff is hiding or would I have been stricken already?

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:34:29 PM PDT

    •  Salmonella is similar to food poisining (7+ / 0-)

      you would have an upset tummy, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. I would still throw it out just in case.

      If you encounter rocky soil, plant what will grow there. - Fortune cookie wisdom

      by ninkasi23 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:48:02 PM PDT

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    •  yes, toss it. (5+ / 0-)

      Better to waste half a jar of potentially infected peanut butter, than a week's worth of meals puked up or shat out as diarrhea.  

      Salmonella is a big deal.  Not quite Ebola but none the less miserable enough.

      GOTV as if your life depends on it, because somebody's life does.

      by G2geek on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 02:42:36 PM PDT

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    •  CwV: salmonella is a violent gastrointestinal (5+ / 0-)

      disturbance. You'd know.

      Write the maker, see if they'll replace /refund if you send 'em the label. The stuff needs to be tossed -- and please, make sure it's tossed the day the trash pickup truck arrives so nobody scavenges it.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 04:53:06 PM PDT

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      •  Oddly enough, (0+ / 0-)

        Stop & Shop called this morning (robocall) and announced the recall! Mom just took the two jars we had back to them (she just left so I don't know if they refunded).
        They must have datamined their rewards card program and found my purchase then looked me up in the phone directory (since the rewards program did not get my phone number).
        As for scavengers, I live in affluent, rural CT, the only scavengers around are raccoons and opossums and they can't get into the bins.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 08:16:14 AM PDT

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        •  I hope you're right about the scavengers (1+ / 0-)
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          I know some ... uh ... downtown folks who are disadvantaged financially who make regular church-night pilgrimages down the alleys in the high-dollar neighborhoods to dumpster-dive.

          LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 09:51:25 AM PDT

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          •  Been there. (1+ / 0-)
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            Dumpster behind the market is a quality target.
            S&S did refund!

            If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

            by CwV on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 10:04:13 AM PDT

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            •  full confession: in the days when my $122 monthly (1+ / 0-)
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              meant no food stamps available (Texas, in the '80s) I used to strategically park behind the supermarket in the nearest town big enough to have an actual produce department on the days they cleaned out strawberries, bananas & apples.

              LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

              by BlackSheep1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 10:08:06 AM PDT

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    •  when they say "a case of salmonella" they actually (1+ / 0-)
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      mean ten days of intense pain and diarrhea every hour and a half whether you need to go or not. I'm plenty stout and of strong constitution, but G-d forbid a kid should get what I had.

      (I did a really stupid- we had one piece of homemade pork pie left and everybody wanted it but nobody took it until it got too old, apparently. Finally, knowing how old it was but also knowing none of us wanted to see it thrown out, I took it- because: my daughter was pregnant and I reasoned that if anyone got sick at least it would be me, figuring, of course, that no one was going to get sick...anyway- at least it was me.)

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:52:47 PM PDT

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  •  Who are You? (5+ / 0-)
    Consumers who purchased the recalled nut butters don't need to return them to the store. They are asked to dispose of the recalled products.
      The absurdity...
        I'm 63. The difference between my mom's generation & "younger" generations is when the "GREATEST" generation bought something spoiled or contaminated they returned it to the store and got a refund.
       They did that as community that cared about their fellow human beings to keep co.'s on their toes. Costing them money is one of the BEST ways to keep them on their clean toes.
       There was at one time a very sadistic cult.
       I wouldn't (and I have bought health foods for 44 years) buy a product by MaraNatha for all the tea in China.
       _!

    March AGAINST monsatanOHagentorange 3/25/13 a time warp

    by 3rock on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:48:35 PM PDT

    •  Ugh, sorry, I didn't realize the bit I clipped (5+ / 0-)

      didn't include the info for contacting the company for a refund. I have edited it to be more complete:

      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.
      I agree with you that were you to return the product to your local store you should be able to get a refund or exchange.

      I don't know if the MaraNatha brand is actually connected to the evangelicals of the same name as I would have the same thought. I'm merely trying to get the info out there as I know a lot of folks here shop at many of the affected grocery stores.

      As to Who are You?
      I'm the editor of What's For Dinner? which is one of the longest running group blogs here on dkos. I've been a member since 2006 and also posted lots of diaries focused on food and environmental issues as a regular series called "Tasty Bits". Work intervened and I had to step back from that but it's still one of my big issues. I comment and rec quite frequently.

      If you encounter rocky soil, plant what will grow there. - Fortune cookie wisdom

      by ninkasi23 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 01:59:31 PM PDT

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  •  Thanks for the heads up (3+ / 0-)

    I had a jar in my cupboard.  Out it goes.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 04:28:22 PM PDT

  •  Let me elaborate on that a touch (3+ / 0-)

    I've had it, and so has my SO -- he, verifiably. Me, not going to the hospital, but same symptomology.

    From the CDC website:

    Every year, Salmonella is estimated to cause about 1.2 million illnesses in the United States, with about 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
    Salmonellosis, the illness caused by the bacteria, usually lasts four to seven days. Although, most persons recover without treatment, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 04:56:04 PM PDT

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