Peanut, almond butter recalled in Canada over salmonella risk
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled several lots of peanut and almond butters over fears of a salmonella contamination. (CFIA)
Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:03AM EDT
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled several lots of peanut and almond butters over fears of a salmonella contamination.
The agency announced Tuesday that it's recalling nearly one dozen MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brand almond and peanut butters.
The recall follows reports of four illnesses that may be related to the raw butters in the United States.
Along with Canada and the U.S., the products were sold in the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.
The CFIA said the recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
The agency warns that food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but the bacteria could lead to potentially deadly infections in young children, pregnant women, the elderly and individuals with weakened immune systems.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms including fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications could include severe arthritis.
The CFIA said there have been no reported illnesses linked to the consumption of the recalled peanut and almond butters in Canada.