Salmonella outbreak linked to sprouted nut butter, includes Hawaii

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state salmonella outbreak.

So far there have been 11 confirmed cases in nine states, including one in Hawaii, the CDC says. No one has been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.

Epidemiologic evidence indicates that JEM Raw brand sprouted nut butter spreads are the likely source of the outbreak, prompting the company to recall its entire line sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics on Dec. 2.

The products were sold in glass jars in sizes ranging from 1.25 ounces to 16 ounces.

The Hawaii Department of Health says it isn’t sure where or how the Hawaii case obtained the butter.

Product Name Net Weight (oz.) UPC
Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97861 7
Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97862 4
Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 1 6 09728 97865 5
Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97864 8
Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97860 0
Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97848 8
Hazelnut Raw Cacao -Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 6 6 09728 97857 0
Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97858 7
Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97854 9
Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97850 1
Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 16 6 09728 97851 8
Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97852 5

CDC recommends that consumers, restaurants, and retailers do not eat, serve, or sell any of the recalled sprouted nut butter spreads. Any remaining nut butter spread should be thrown away. Even if some of the nut butter spread has been eaten and no one has gotten sick, the rest of it should be thrown away.

People with illness caused by this bacteria typically experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after an exposure.

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