NEW YORK (AP) — Hain Celestial Group Inc. issued a recall of some peanut and almond butter due to possible salmonella contamination.
The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and Safeway. A total of 45 production lots are affected.
They were sold in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates as well as the U.S.
The Lake Success, New York, company said it learned of the contamination risk after routine FDA testing.
The Food and Drug Administration said it did not know how many jars of nut butters were recalled. The company would not comment.
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