Almond Butter, Peanut Butter Recall Announced

A peanut butter recall, affecting several different brands of nut butters, was recently announced after testing revealed possible salmonella contamination.

The brands included in the recall included:

All of the recalled peanut butters were sold throughout the United States and other countries around the world, FDA officials said.

Although it is often advised that consumer throw away products potentially tainted by salmonella, saving products that may have led to illness and even death can be vital to proving one’s case and holding companies responsible for dangerous products that leave consumers injured or seriously ill.

Food poisoning, especially salmonella and E. Coli, can be serious when children, elderly or those with particularly weak immune systems become ill with foodborne illness.

A 2012 peanut butter recall, announced by Sunland Inc., left as many as 42 people ill as a result of salmonella contamination. The company later filed for bankruptcy because of the toll the recall and tainted peanut butter took. But despite the financial hardship endured by the peanut butter producer as a result of the Salmonella tainted nut butter, countless consumers endured serious illness as a result of the bad product.

Some of the symptoms and conditions associated with Salmonella (among those with normal immune systems), include:

According to the Centers for Disease Control, most symptoms occur within 12 to 72 hours of ingesting a food or drink tainted by salmonella. In some serious situations, Salmonella can enter the blood stream and cause illness and even death.

The CDC reported that Salmonella was one of the most common causes of food borne illness among Americans.

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