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Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Almond Butter Due to Potential Health Risk

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Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Almond Butter Due to Potential Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
December 17, 2018
FDA Publish Date:
December 17, 2018
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Organic Food / Home Grown
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Inspired Organics, LLC
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Inspired Organics
Product Description:
Product Description
Organic almond butter

Company Announcement

Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The affected product can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari Item # Size Best By Date Lot # UPC
Inspired Organics Organic Almond Butter 967067 16oz 02/20 239 863669742540

This was brought to our attention after product testing initiated by Inspired Organics LLC returned positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Inspired Organics initiated this testing out of an abundance of caution following a previous recall of a similar product which had also tested positive for contamination of Listeria monocytogenes through testing conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). We are working closely with the manufacturer, MDARD, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Lipari Foods began shipping the product on October 31, 2018.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

Link to Original Recall

Second Expanded Press Release


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Customer Service
800-729-3354

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