Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter

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WASHINGTON, DC (KPLR) – Last Friday, the FDA issued a warning about a variety of Trader Joe’s peanut butter. It said in part:

“The FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections possibly linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, with a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) identifier of 97111. The CDC reports a total of 29 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney from 18 states.”

See the full FDA announcement here: Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter

Even though a direct link to the peanut butter has not been made, Trader Joe’s ordered an immediate recall of the peanut butter and pulled the product from their shelves. They stated. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed all Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111) from sale, due to pending health-related inquiries.”

Trader Joe’s went on to say, “if you purchased this product, please do not eat it. We encourage you to return the product to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it.”

Read the full Trader Joe’s recall: Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter