Justin’s joins recall of peanut products
Justin’s is recalling certain lots of 16-ounce jars of Classic Peanut Butter and 1.15-ounce and half-ounce single-serve squeeze packs of Honey Nut Butter, the company said in a press statement. No almond butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter cups or candy bars are involved in the recall, the company said.
Niwot-based Earth Balance said last week it would recall certain Earth Balance Almond Butter products. Earth Balance is a division of GFA Brands Inc. in Paramus, New Jersey.
Justin’s said the affected products are: Classic peanut butter jars with a “best by” date of Aug. 7, 2013; 1.15-ounce honey peanut butter squeeze packs with a “best by” date of July 24 or July 25, 2013; and half-ounce honey peanut butter squeeze packs with “best by” dates of July 14, Aug. 10, Aug. 13, Aug. 14 or Aug. 15, 2013.
From June 11 through Sept. 2, 29 people in 18 states reported salmonella-related illnesses from peanut products, according to Sunland. Colorado was not one of the states where illness was reported.
Justin’s consumers who bought products with the dates in question are asked to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers also can bring a receipt in place of the product and discard the product at home. Anyone with questions should contact the company at 303-449-9559 or email@example.com.
A Justin’s spokeswoman said recently that the company is on track to double its revenue numbers in 2012 over 2011. Justin’s nut butters and candy bars are carried in grocery store chains such as Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), Pleasanton, California,-based Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Austin, Texas,-based Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM).
The company was founded in 2004 by owner Justin Gold, who started out making nut butters with a food processor in his home kitchen and selling them at the Boulder Farmers’ Market.
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