Nut Butter Spreads Recalled Over Salmonella Risk After Report Of 11 Illnesses In Nine States

JEM's Cashew Cardamom is just one of 12 types of nut butter spread being recalled.

JEM’s Cashew Cardamom is just one of 12 types of nut butter spread being recalled.

An Oregon company issued a recall for 12 different types of nut butter as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigates 11 salmonella-related illnesses in nine states that may be linked to the spreads. 

JEM Raw Chocolate LLC ordered the recall of its full line of nut butter, including its Raw Organics line, out of an abundance of caution, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

“We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority,” Jen Monroe, co-founder and CEO of the company said. “As a health food company, our customer’s health is our number one priority. Although no JEM Raw products have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. JEM is working closely with the [health agencies] to determine the root cause of the outbreak.”

The products were sold and distributed nationwide between June 2015 and Nov. 2015 via retail stores and through mail orders.

Consumers were urged to discard any product and its container. JEM says it will work directly with each customer to manage replacement of the spreads.

The following products, which can be identified by UPC codes, have been recalled:

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