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Trader Joe's Recalls Peanut Butter Due To Salmonella Scare

The Monrovia-based grocery company has recalled its "Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter" because it is unsafe to eat, the company said.

Trader Joe's corporate officials say they are acting "out of an abundance of caution" and ordering the recall of one type of its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns.

"Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter" should not be eaten, the Monrovia-based specialty grocery chain stated.

"We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat," the company stated. But the food should not be eaten "pending health-related inquiries."

The Food and Drug Administration posted the company's voluntary recall on its website, but did not comment on the company's statement.

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 a most unpleasant distress of the lower intestinal system.

Trader Joe's is offering refunds.

Natalie Ragus (Editor) September 24, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Yikes! I have an unopened jar of this peanut butter in my fridge, And I had planned on making myself a peanut butter sandwich for lunch this afternoon.

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