Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Is Suspected Culprit In 29 Cases Of Salmonella
Trader Joe's is recalling one kind of its house brand of peanut butters over concerns that it is connected to 29 cases of salmonella.
The Monrovia-based grocer is voluntarily recalling its "Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter," and it has said that it will offer refunds, according to City News Service. Corporate officials told CNS that they were acting "out of an abundance of caution," and said that they had no confirmed information that the peanut butter was unsafe to eat.
However, the Associated Press reports that the FDA and CDC suspect the peanut butter is the likely source of 29 salmonella cases in 18 states. Most of the illnesses have been reported in children under 18, and no deaths have been reported. The illnesses were reported between June 11 and September 2.
It's not clear if any cases have been reported in California, but the AP reports that there were three cases Massachusetts, one in Rhode Island and one in North Carolina.