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CORRECTED* THIS RELEASE CORRECTS THE EARLIER VERSION WHICH CONTAINED AN INCORRECT UPC

nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail Lots Of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, Maranatha® Almond Butters And Peanut Butters And Specific Private Label Nut Butters Because Of Possible Health Risk

 

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1-800-937-7008

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.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The potential risk was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following routine testing. The Company has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers. For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products below as a precautionary measure.

Recalled Retail Lots
Item DescriptionUnit UPCBest By Date Range
Arrowhead Mills Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz.07433347032831DEC14 thru 14MAY15
Arrowhead Mills Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz.07433347052631DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz.05165106032524DEC14 thru 17JUN15
MaraNatha Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz.05165109201226DEC14 thru 06JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz.05165106021923DEC14 thru 04JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz.05165109203604JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz.05165109212822DEC14 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz.05165109217314APR15 thru 01JUL15
MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter 16 oz.05165109218005APR15 thru 02JUL15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz.05165109219707APR15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz.05165109220306APR15 thru 07APR15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109221006JAN15 thru 20MAY15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109232603JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109233302JAN15 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109235704JAN15 thru 27JUN15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109236405JAN15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Raw Almond Butter 8 oz.05165109263013APR15 thru 30JUN15
*MaraNatha Roasted Creamy Almond Butter 26 oz.051651192897 04DEC14 thru 21APR15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz.05165109291303JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 26 oz.05165109292002JAN15 thru 25JUN15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz.05165109368212DEC14 thru 21JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz.05165109369917DEC14 thru 20JUL15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109375004JAN15 thru 10APR15
MaraNatha Organic No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 16 oz.05165109376705JAN15 thru 19MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz.05165109368214DEC14 thru 14JUL15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Almond Butter 12 oz.05165109369917DEC14 thru 18JUL15
MaraNatha Creamy Maple Almond Butter 12 oz.05165109386630MAY15 thru 31MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 340 grams05165109305711DEC14 thru 02JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Raw Almond Butter 340 grams05165109306407MAY15 thru 05JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams05165109330903JAN15 thru 24JUN15
MaraNatha Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams05165109331631DEC14 thru 15MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams05165109340820MAY15
MaraNatha No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter with Salt 500 grams05165109341513MAR15 thru 28JUN15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams05165109345316DEC14 thru 11MAY15
MaraNatha Crunchy Almond Butter No Salt 340 grams05165109346016DEC14 thru 14MAY15
MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter 737 grams05165109286908DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz.01111079121411DEC14 thru 05JUL15
Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter 12 oz.07989311374611DEC14 thru 03JUL15
Trader Joe's Crunchy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz.0091989028DEC14 thru 18JUN15
Trader Joe's Creamy Raw Almond Butter 16 oz.0056995827DEC14 thru 18JUL15
Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz.09948240657823DEC14 thru 24DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz.09948240656124DEC14 thru 26DEC14
Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz.09948240596023DEC14

The use-by date can be found on the top of the jar lid. The Company is currently working with customers and retailers to remove and destroy products with the above use-by dates from store shelves and warehouses.

Products were distributed across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.

The recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

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.

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Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.

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