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Voluntary Recall of Limited Lots of Maple Almond Butter Jars and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Jars

No other Justin’s products involved

 

Contact:
Consumer:
303-449-9559 ext 10
E-mail: comments@justins.com
 

Media:
Lauren Lortie
303-449-9559
E-mail: lauren@justins.com
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 16, 2013 - Justin’s has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Maple Almond Butter 16oz jars and its Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz jars due to the presence of foreign metallic fragments in unpackaged nut butter. While no metal has been found in any individual jars, out of an abundance of caution, Justin’s initiated this voluntary recall. There have been no consumer complaints, illnesses or injuries reported to date.

Only the following products are affected:

  • Maple Almond Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000322, Case UPC 894455002135)
    • Lot Code 188 (Best By Date 07/07/14)
    • Lot Code 190 (Best By Date 07/09/14)
    • Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000490, Case UPC 894455000612)
    • Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
    • Lot Code 192 (Best By Date 07/11/14)

    The “Best By” date can be located on the label of the jar between the UPC bar code and the nutrition facts panel. No other Justin’s products are involved in this recall.

    The products were distributed nationally to numerous retailers and were available for purchase on the internet from 07/18/13 to 08/14/13.

    Justin’s is committed to providing high-quality products, and the safety of our consumers is the company’s utmost priority. Consumers who have purchased the product can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. For additional questions please contact the company at 303-449-9559 or comments@justins.com, or visit www.justins.com for more information. Phone lines are staffed from 9-5pm MST, Monday through Friday.

    About Justin's:

    Justin's, a pioneer in the natural food industry, produces organic and all-natural nut butter spreads, peanut butter cups and candy bars. Justin's was founded in 2004 as owner Justin Gold began making homemade nut butters using a food processor in his home kitchen, and selling them at the Boulder Farmers' Market. Justin's Nut Butters are available in 16oz jars, 1.15oz squeeze packs and .5oz squeeze packs in eight delicious flavors: Chocolate Almond, Maple Almond, Honey Almond, Classic Almond, Vanilla Almond, Honey Peanut, Classic Peanut and Chocolate Hazelnut. Justin's Peanut Butter Cups are available 1.4oz, two-cup packs and .5oz single-cup packs in Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate. Justin's Candy Bars are available in 2oz bars in three flavors: Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut and Milk Chocolate Almond. For more information please visit: www.justins.com.

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