FDA Announces Nuts ‘N More LLC. Recall on Plain Peanut Spread for Possible Listeria Contamination
On February 7, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Nuts N’ More LLC announced a voluntary recall on 4143 jars of their Plain Peanut Spread due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. All the products included in the recall were produced in Nuts N’ More’s factory in the East Province of RI. Plain Peanut Spread has since then been distributed to VA, AZ, MA, RI, ME, AL, IN FL, Canada, and the UK.
The products of concern are packaged in 16 oz plastic jars. The Lot number is PB91 and the expiration date is 03/04/2021. Both the Lot number and the expiration date can be found on the products’ lid and the label can be viewed here.
The contamination was detected after a routine food safety testing was performed by a third party company on behalf of the State of Rhode Island. While there have been no reported illnesses linked to this contamination thus far, the State of Rhode Island and the US FDA continues to monitor the situation.
Listeria monocytogenes are bacterial organisms which can cause mild to severe gastrointestinal illness known as Listeriosis. Listeriosis commonly causes symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Those with weakened immune systems such as young or elderly persons are at particular threat for a more severe onset of Listeriosis. Furthermore, Listeria infection can cause potential miscarriage or stillbirths in pregnant women.