It sucks when tasty foods like peanut butter are hammered with salmonella warnings. I really pity the whole of the university realm–peanut butter being a staple of college life…or…mine, if I’m completely honest. Necessity, desire, it doesn’t really matter. It’s terrifying when you buy a jar of peanut butter, and then hear the words, “Salmonella related recall.”
That is in effect for a particular peanut butter producer that specializes in “natural” peanut butter. To alleviate fears, it’s none of the big brands. Not Skippy. Not Jif. Not Peter Pan. Nope. None of those. However it is manufactured for Trader Joe’s, as well as several other natural-ly type places. The following peanut butters should be returned to the store…thrown away…not eaten:
“Archer Farms, Earth Balance, fresh & easy, heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Serious Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market and Trader Joe’s.”
Yep. Trader Joe’s, Fresh & Easy, Henry’s, Sprouts, Smart & Final, Target…maybe even a Whole Foods brand in the mix. Bad news.
This list was released by the New Mexico based production facility. And it also includes almond butter of the same brand names.
All stores carrying these brands should be on top of it, but in the meantime, you may want to consider one of the super-peanut butter brands to spread on bread, crackers, fruit and pickles and still remain in the clear.