Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut butter has been recalled due to a large salmonella outbreak affected 30 victims across 18 states nationwide. The defective food product
has particularly affected children. 75% of those injured are persons under the age of 18.
The Food and Drug Administration issued the recall stating they and the Center or Disease Control and other food borne illness investigators across the country had been able to definitively link the salmonella outbreak to the defective Valencia peanut butter sold at their stores. According to the CDC “Twelve (86%) of 14 ill persons report eating Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt in the week before becoming ill”
Salmonella food poisoning
can lead to serious injuries particularly young children, those with suppresses immune systems, and the elderly. Usually the illness lasts about a week.