MaraNatha brand almond butters and peanut butters and Trader Joe's brand raw almond butters recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
August 21, 2014
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Correction - Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Costco Wholesale Canada Inc., Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC, Transilvania Trading (Pirate Joe's)
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 21, 2014 - The food recall warning issued on August 19, 2014 has been amended to correctly identify the affected codes for the MaraNatha brand almond butter and peanut butter products. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*) below.

Industry is recalling MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brands almond butters and peanut butters from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products in Canada.


This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
MaraNatha natural almond butter – raw no sodium 340 g 2015MAY07* 0 51651 09306 4
MaraNatha natural almond butter – roasted no sodium 340 g 2014DEC11*, 2015JAN16*, 2015MAR25*, 2015MAY08*, 2015MAY09* 0 51651 09305 7
MaraNatha natural almond butter – roasted no sodium 737 g 2014DEC08*, 2014DEC09*, 2014DEC10*, 2014DEC11*, 2015JAN11*, 2015JAN15*, 2015JAN16*, 2015FEB14*, 2015FEB15*, 2015FEB16*, 2015MAR20*, 2015MAR21*, 2015APR15*, 2015APR16*, 2015MAY22*, 2015MAY23*, 2015MAY24*, 2015JUN18*, 2015JUN19*, 2015JUN20* 0 51651 09286 9
MaraNatha no stir almond butter – creamy no hydrogenated oils 340 g 2014DEC16*, 2015JAN24*, 2015FEB26* 0 51651 09345 3
MaraNatha no stir almond butter – crunchy no hydrogenated oils 340 g 2014DEC16*, 2015JAN24*, 2015JAN25*, 2015FEB26* 0 51651 09346 0
MaraNatha no stir peanut butter - creamy low in sodium 500 g 2015MAY20* 0 51651 09340 8
MaraNatha no stir peanut butter - crunchy low in sodium 500 g 2015MAR13*, 2015MAR14* 0 51651 09341 5
MaraNatha organic peanut butter - creamy no added sugar 500 g 2015JAN03*, 2015JAN04*, 2015FEB05*, 2015FEB06*, 2015MAR10*, 2015APR07* 0 51651 09330 9
MaraNatha organic peanut butter - crunchy no added sugar 500 g 2014DEC31*, 2015FEB05*, 2015MAR09*, 2015APR08*, 2015MAY14* 0 51651 09331 6
Trader Joe's Almond Butter - Raw Crunchy Unsalted 454 g 28DEC14 up to and including 18JUN15 0091 9890
Trader Joe's Almond Butter – Raw Creamy Unsalted 454 g 27DEC14 up to and including 18JUL15 0056 9958


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