Peanut Butter Recalled by Trader Joe’s Over Salmonella Concerns
The recall impacts the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.
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 California-based specialty grocery chain said recently.
“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.”
Trader Joe’s has five stores in the metro area, including one in Maple Grove and others in Bloomington, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Minnetonka.
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
Trader Joe’s is offering refunds.
—City News Service contributed to this report.