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A Spread of Outbreaks Linked to Nut Butters

Here is a bit(e) of an historical perspective of outbreaks in the U.S. linked to a variety of nut butters:Screen Shot 2017-03-01 at 11.28.34 AM

JULY 15 2015 Salmonella Paratyphi B linked to consumption of JEM Raw Nut Butter Spreads

On December 2, 2015 JEM Raw Chocolate LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Health authorities at the FDA, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department…Read More »

JANUARY 14 2014 Salmonella Braenderup and nut butters produced by nSpired Natural Foods

On August 21, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup involving 6 people residing in Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (2). Almond and peanut butter manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods…Read More »

JUNE 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Linked to Sunland, Inc. Nut Butters

On September 22, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Bredeney (Cluster Code 1208MLJBX-1) linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter. Collaborative efforts by local, state and federal public health and …Read More »

SEPTEMBER 08 2008 Peanut Corporation of America, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter – Containing Products

Beginning in November, 2008, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) PulseNet staff noted a small and highly dispersed, multistate cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium isolates. The outbreak consisted of two pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) defined clusters …Read More »

AUGUST 06 2006 ConAgra Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter

In November, 2006, public health officials detected a substantial increase in reports of Salmonella Tennessee isolates. In February, 2007, a multistate, case-control study linked the consumption of either Peter Pan or Great Value Peanut Butter brand…Read More »