Product Recall - Certain TRADER JOE'S brand NUT BUTTERS may contain Salmonella bacteria

Product Recall – Certain TRADER JOE’S brand NUT BUTTERS may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Transilvania Trading are warning the public not to consume Trader Joe’s brand nut butters described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Trader Joe’s brand products are affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Codes
Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 oz
(454 g)
0094 0795 All Best-If-Used-By dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013 (Stamped on the side of the jar’s label below the lid of the jar.)
Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 oz
(454 g)
0098 9275 All Best-If-Used-By dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013 (Stamped on the side of the jar’s label below the lid of the jar.)

These products have been sold at Transilvania Trading (Pirate Joe’s), located at 3474 West Broadway, Vancouver,BC.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importer, Transilvania Trading, Vancouver, BC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

More information is available on CFIA website.

Steven Zussino

Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianTravelHacking.com.

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