Trader Joe’s officials say they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” and ordering the recall peanut butters over suspected salmonella concerns.
Thirty people in 19 states have now been confirned to be infected with the outbreak strain of salmonella Bredeney, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials told NBC News Tuesday.
Three Trader Joe’s brands that have been recalled include Trader Joe's Salted Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter; Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted; and Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted.
In addition, Sunland, the manufacturer of the food for TJs, is recalling peanut and almond products sold under popular brands including Archer’s, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Serious Food, Silly Prices, Sprout's and Sprouts Farmers Market, among others.
The recall applied to products with best-by dates between May 1, 2013 and Sept. 24, 2013.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has posted the company’s voluntary recall on its website.
The potential salmonella contamination could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with compromised immune systems. Healthy persons who get infected with salmonella experience fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and distress of the lower intestinal system.
Trader Joe’s is offering refunds.
—City News Service contributed to this report.