A Note For Our Customers About Fresh & Easy’s Nut Butters Recall

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–September 26, 2012.  Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling several nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut and tahini) marked with ‘Best Before’ dates from May 1, 2013 to September 24, 2013 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. This recall is in response to the voluntary recall issued by Sunland, Inc.

With your safety in mind, we have removed these products from our shelves. We encourage any customers who may have purchased these products to immediately stop using and discard the item, keeping just the label or store receipt to claim a full refund from the store.

The following products sold at fresh&easy are included in this recall:

  • Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter Salt Free 16 oz
  • Sunland Tahini 16 oz
  • fresh&easy Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz
  • fresh&easy Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz
  • fresh&easy Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz
  • fresh&easy Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz
  • fresh&easy Creamy Peanut Butter 40 oz
  • fresh&easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz
  • fresh&easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz
  • fresh&easy Goodness Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 8 / 1.1 oz cups
  • fresh&easy Deli Box Protein Power Lunch
  • fresh&easy Creamy Cashew Butter

Some helpful questions and answers:
Q. Which date codes (use by date) have been affected?
A. Any date code from May 1st 2013 to September 24th 2013.

Q. What should I do if I have these products at my home?
A Please discard the product and return the product label or receipt to any of our stores for a full refund.

Q. Have any customers become ill from consuming these products?
A. No. Our fresh&easy products have not been directly linked to the Salmonella outbreak and no illnesses have been reported at this time.

Q. How can I talk to someone about the fresh&easy products involved in this recall?
A. Customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the special Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number 1-800-648-8622.

Q. What should I do if I have consumed this product?
A. If you experienced any signs of illness, please contact your doctor right away.

Q. What can you tell me about Salmonella?
A: Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The Centers for Disease Control has a very helpful website with much more information about identifying signs and symptoms of a Salmonella illness.

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

Source: fda.gov