Nuts n’ More LLC. recalls plain peanut butter spread because of possible health risk

Local company pulls product for precautionary reasons

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PROVIDENCE —The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Nuts n’ More LLC. of East Providence is recalling 4143 jars of plain Peanut Spread because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. (An image of one product label and jar is shown.)

 

Plain Peanut Spread was distributed to locations in Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Alabama, Indiana and Florida, as well as internationally in Canada and the United Kingdom.

 

This recall is a result of potential Listeria species in a finished product found through routine testing. The company has ceased the production and distribution of this product as the State of Rhode Island and the company continue their investigation. Testing of the product was performed by a 3rd Party Laboratory. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

Listeria monocytogenes 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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

 

No complaints of illness have been reported to date.

 

Consumers who have purchased Nuts ‘N More Plain Peanut Spread Lot PB91 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at questionsl@nuts-n-more.com.

 

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