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LOS ANGLES (CBSLA.com) — Trader Joe’s has announced a recall of one of their creamy peanut butter brands over a health-related concern.
Authorities announced the recall of Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter over concerns a recent batch sold on store shelves and on the Internet could cause salmonella.
The company said they have no confirmed cases but ordered the recall as a precaution.
The CDC, meanwhile, thinks as many as 29 cases of salmonella stretching over 18 states may be related to the product, made with sea salt.
Said the company in a statement, “There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and crew, and the quality of our products. As such, if you purchased this product, please do not eat it. We encourage you to return the product to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it.”
They added, “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The CDC said salmonella is especially dangerous for children under the age of 5 years, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.