Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter due to salmonella concerns
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
The Food and Drug Administration posted the company's voluntary recall
on its web site, 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.