Producer Recalls Peanut Butter Over Salmonella Concern

nSpired Natural Foods, issued a voluntary peanut butter and almond butter recall because the products may be contaminated with salmonella and may pose a health risk, according to The Journal-Sentinel in Milwaukee, Wis.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration pointed out the risk after doing a routine test on some peanut butters and almond butters.

nSpired Natural Foods said in its recall notice it had received four reports of illnesses that might be associated with the peanut butter and almond butter.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, older people and others with weakened immune systems.

Salmonella symptoms in healthy people include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, a salmonella infection can get into the blood stream and produce more severe illnesses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In rare circumstances, a salmonella infection can result in an organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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