Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall of its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because the product may be contaminated with salmonella. The press release notes that the company is recalling the product “out of the utmost caution and care for our customers” stressing that “no confirmed illnesses directly linked to this product have been reported to Trader Joe’s.”
Before issuing the recall, the company removed all of its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from the shelves. The product was distributed nationwide and comes in a 16-ounce plastic jar. All code dates are included in this recall, so if you’ve purchased this product recently, do not consume it. Trader Joe’s is urging consumers to either dispose of the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.
While no illnesses have been reported in association with the recall, the production and distribution of the item has been put on hold while the FDA and the Valencia Peanut Butter supplier continue their investigation.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding the recall can contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations team at (626) 599-3817.