Another Peanut Butter Recall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFDA Press Release, 19 August 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.

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.

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.

Here’s the full list of recalled products. They include these brands, both organic and regular:

  • Arrowhead Mills
  • MaraNatha
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Whole Foods

5 thoughts on “Another Peanut Butter Recall

  1. Bix Post author

    Interesting that some of these brands are more expensive, yet they were ostensibly derived from the same vat of peanut butter as cheaper brands.

  2. Bix Post author

    I don’t have a lot of faith in the safety of peanut butter. It’s a vulnerable product, no matter what brand you buy or how much you pay for it. I think manufacturers just don’t care. I mean, they make this stuff for peanuts and give it a premium price, it’s quite lucrative.

    Marler says:

    “I don’t think they’ve gotten the message that peanut butter is a risky product when not handled properly,” Marler said. “In all the prior outbreaks, it’s been contamination from bird or mice or rat feces. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand you need to protect product from that kind of contamination if there is not a kill step afterwards.”

  3. anrosh

    GMO peanuts can have a completely different composition than 100 % organically grown peanuts.
    AT least it is in the case of GMO soy.

    Thank You

    1. Bix Post author

      Yep. Genetically, they aren’t the same, are they.

      My feeling about genetically engineered food … there have not been adequate, independent, long-term studies. Not on animals, let alone humans. And there have not been independent long-term studies because the biotech companies prevent it.


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