REDMOND, Ore. -

NeighborImpact learned Wednesday through the Oregon Food Bank of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc., of certain kinds of almond butter and peanut butter because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Since January 1st of this year, NeighborImpact has distributed 950 cases of the product to our regional food partners.

Affected product includes certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label almond butters packaged for Safeway, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.

The almond and peanut butter distributed through the emergency food system are in pint-sized glass jars with a white label listing ingredients and stating “distributed by Oregon Food Bank.”

All products with a BEST BY date of July 21, 2015 or earlier should not be used, officials said. The BEST BY date is located on the lid of product.

The potential contamination, which was traced to the manufacturing facility prior to donation, was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during routine testing.

The FDA urges everyone with this product in their home to throw it away. For specific information on this recall visit the FDA’s website.

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Here's the Oregon Food Bank's news release:

 

Notice of almond butter, peanut butter recall at all

Oregon Food Bank Network locations

Portland, Oregon - August 20, 2014 – Oregon Food Bank is alerting recipients of food through the Oregon Food Bank Network and associated partner agencies, pantries and community kitchens of a voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter due to a potential Salmonella contamination.

The product being recalled is in pint sized glass jars with a white label listing ingredients and stating “distributed by Oregon Food Bank.” All products with a BEST BY date of July 21, 2015 or earlier should not be used. The BEST BY date is located on the lid of product.

The almond butter and peanut butter was donated to Oregon Food Bank and intended for use in feeding people experiencing hunger. The potential contamination, which was traced to the manufacturing facility prior to donation, was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during routine testing.

In addition, food recipients may have received peanut butter and almond butter included in the nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. recall. Affected product includes certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged for Safeway, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Specific information on this recall is available through the FDA’s website.

All recipients of food from the regional food banks and food pantries should check for items received that may be related to these recalls. Affected products should be safely disposed of immediately.

“We are concerned about the health and safety of the people we serve,” said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. “All 21 regional food banks have been alerted to this recall. In turn, they are notifying their local partner agencies.”

Even though Oregon Food Bank’s internal protocols have been enacted, product has been distributed to the public through our agency partners