Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that so far has sickened 30 people in 19 states.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed all Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from sale, due to pending health-related inquiries,” Trader Joe’s said in a statement.
Distributed nationwide, the peanut butter comes in a 16-ounce plastic jar with an expiration date stamped below the lid. All code dates are included in this recall, the company said.
According to CNN.com, the peanut butter affected by the recall is “Trader Joe’s brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt, with use by dates of 5/23/2013 and 6/28/2013.”
Investigators are still looking at whether other foods mainly sold at Trader Joe’s might also be contaminated.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact IDM Group LLC for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
Anyone with the product is encouraged to either return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s customer relations at (626) 599-3817.
View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.