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Trader Joe's Recalls Peanut Butter Due To Salmonella Scare

The Monrovia based grocery company has recalled its "Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter" because it is unsafe to eat, the company said.

MONROVIA (CNS) - 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 health-related inquiries."

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 intestinal system.

Trader Joe's is offering refunds.

Jerry Baker September 23, 2012 at 05:35 PM
All TJ Creamy salted peanut butter no matter when it was manufactured?
Margeaux Rox September 24, 2012 at 12:47 AM
What a total drag. I love their peanut butter. You know what else is great? Their organic ketchup. It's the very best......yum!
Monrovia Mom September 25, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Just bought a creamy salted PB yesterday at TJ's in Monrovia. Mine doesn't say Valencia on it, but I'm still uneasy, since it could be the same one. Need a picture to make sure it's the not the one recalled.

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