Wide-reaching Nut Butter Recall

Wide-reaching Nut Butter Recall

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. says there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and private label brands for Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway.

They were sold in the U.S., Canada, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

The company says it learned of the contamination risk after routine FDA testing.

The Food and Drug Administration says it does not know how many jars of nut butters were recalled. The company would not comment.

According to the FDA, these are the other products from private labels that are being recalled:

Whole Food's 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. (for the use-by dates of Dec. 24, 2014 to Dec. 26, 2014)

Whole Food's 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz. (for the use-by date of Dec. 23, 2014)

Kroger's No Stir Creamy Almond Butter 12 oz. (for the use-by dates of Dec. 11, 2014 to July 3, 2015)

Safeway's Open Nature Almond Butter 12 oz. (for the use-by dates of Dec. 11, 2014 to July 3, 2015)

You can see a list of all the products being recalled on the FDA website here.

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