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Aug242014

NH DHHS Provides Update on Nut Butter

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) announces nSpired Natural

Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its nut butter

products. The lots include Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha®

Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters

packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be

contaminated with Salmonella. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDS)

alerted the Company to the potential risk following routine testing.

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc has received reports of four illnesses that may

be associated with these specific products. No cases of Salmonella linked

to this outbreak have been identified in New Hampshire.



"Since the range of products is broad and nut butters have a long shelf

life it’s important that people check their cupboards to see if they may

have some of this product at home," said NH Public Health Director Dr. Jose

Montero. "Most people recover from salmonellosis, but it has serious

implications for young children especially, who are also the most likely to

consume peanut butter products."



nSpired Natural Foods, Inc is working with consumers to remove them from

their homes, and retailers to remove and destroy the products from store

shelves and warehouses.



Products were distributed across the US, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab

Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The products were also sold over the

internet. Consumers do not need to return the product; instead they are

urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Contact

nSpired Natural Foods, Inc at 1-800-937-7008 for a replacement, refund or

for general inquiries.



Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal

infections in young children, frail or elderly people and those with

weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often

experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Some

cases may be more severe and may require hospitalization.



Consumers are advised to check the FDA website at

www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm  for updates on this recall and for a complete

list of the recalled products. Anyone with questions about salmonellosis

can call DPHS' Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496.

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