Nut Butters Recalled

Due to possible salmonella contamination

Aug 20, 2014
Outside Magazine

Where'd you buy your peanut butter?    Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you shop at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, you might want to think twice before you bite into that PB&J you packed for lunch.

nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling its Arrowhead Mills peanut butter, MaraNatha almond butters, and several other private-label products sold under the Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger, and Safeway brands. According the Food and Drug Administration, these nut butters are possibly contaminated with salmonella.

People infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Less-healthy individuals, children, and the elderly might experience serious, possibly fatal, infections. In other words, don't hesitate to toss your peanut or almond butter if you think it might be contaminated (check out the FDA's list here). 

But don't give up your nut butters altogether—thanks to their combination of protein and healthy fat, these spreads are among the best foods for athletes. If you're looking for a good alternative, we recommend Justin's. Stock up on the chocolate hazelenut flavor while you can.

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