NH DHHS Advises New Hampshire Residents Not to Eat Recalled Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter

Concord, NH – Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling its Creamy Salted

Valencia Peanut Butter because of potential contamination with the bacteria

Salmonella Bredeney. The product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores

nationwide and though no cases have been positively linked to the product

the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is

advising New Hampshire residents not to eat any of this product.

The product comes in a 16-ounce plastic jar and all code dates are subject

to this recall. People should discard any remaining peanut butter or return

it to Trader Joe’s. This is especially important for children under the age

of five, older adults, and those with compromised immune systems because

they may develop more severe illness. The most common symptoms of

salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 6 to 72

hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting

that can last up to seven days. DHHS is also encouraging anyone who may

have eaten Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter who becomes

ill with diarrhea or vomiting to consult their healthcare provider.

“Foodborne illness is always a serious concern,” said Dr. José Montero,

Director of Public Health at DHHS, “especially for the children and seniors

and those with other conditions. Caution is always the prudent path so we

urge people to check their cupboards for this product and dispose of it.”

Customers with questions can contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at

(626) 599-3817 or visit their website at

http://m.traderjoes.com/about/customer-updates-responses.asp?i=86. The

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting an

investigation into possible cases of illness

http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bredeney-09-12/index.html and the Food and

Drug Administration (FDA) also has information on their website at