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DHHS Provides Update on Nut Butter
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Publish Date:
August 23, 2014

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) announces nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its nut butter products. The lots include Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDS) alerted the Company to the potential risk following routine testing. nSpired Natural Foods, Inc has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products. No cases of Salmonella linked to this outbreak have been identified in New Hampshire.

"Since the range of products is broad and nut butters have a long shelf life it's important that people check their cupboards to see if they may have some of this product at home," said NH Public Health Director Dr. José Montero. "Most people recover from salmonellosis, but it has serious implications for young children especially, who are also the most likely to consume peanut butter products."

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc is working with consumers to remove them from their homes, and retailers to remove and destroy the products from store shelves and warehouses.

Products were distributed across the US, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The products were also sold over the internet. Consumers do not need to return the product; instead they are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Contact nSpired Natural Foods, Inc at 1-800-937-7008 for a replacement, refund or for general inquiries.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Some cases may be more severe and may require hospitalization.

Consumers are advised to check the FDA website at for updates on this recall and for a complete list of the recalled products. Anyone with questions about salmonellosis can call DPHS' Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496.

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