A note for our customers about fresh&easy’s Nut Butters Recall
Updated Thursday, October 18, 2012
Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling
several nut butters (almond, cashew, peanut and tahini) marked with
'Best-If-Used-By' dates of March 1, 2011 or later due to
potential contamination with Salmonella. This recall is in
response to the voluntary recall issued by Sunland, Inc.
Additionally, we have removed from shelf various other products
which were made with Sunland's peanut butter and/or peanut
ingredients. It should be noted that fresh&easy brand snacking
and baking nuts are not affected by this recall.
With your safety in mind, we have removed these products from
our shelves. We encourage any customers who may have purchased
these products to immediately stop using and discard the item,
keeping just the label or store receipt to claim a full refund from
The following products sold at fresh&easy are included in
Some helpful questions and answers:
Q. Which date codes (use by date) have been
A. Any date code from March 1, 2011 to
September 24th 2013.
Q. What should I do if I have these products at my
A Please discard the product and return the
product label or receipt to any of our stores for a full
Q. Have any customers become ill from consuming these
A. No. Our fresh&easy products have not
been directly linked to the Salmonella outbreak and no illnesses
have been reported at this time.
Q. How can I talk to someone about the fresh&easy
products involved in this recall?
A. Customers who have questions or concerns about
this recall should contact the special Fresh & Easy 24-hour
toll free number 1-800-648-8622.
Q. What should I do if I have consumed this product?
A. If you experienced any signs of illness, please
contact your doctor right away.
Q. What can you tell me about Salmonella?
A: Salmonella 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 persons
infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which
may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare
circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism
getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses
such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms),
endocarditis and arthritis.
The Centers for Disease Control has a very helpful
website with much more
information about identifying signs and symptoms of a Salmonella