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MONROVIA, Calif. (AP/WAOK) — Trader Joe’s is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination.
The voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was announced Friday on the Monrovia-based company’s website. No specific lot numbers are available.
Trader Joe’s is offering refunds, in fear that some customers may still have contaminated jars of the product on their shelves.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.
According to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers of Disease Control, there are over 29 cases in 18 different states linked to the bad peanut butter, where the majority of the cases are dealing with youths below the age of 18.
As of now, no deaths have been reported.
Submitted by: Brent Yancy, Student Writer