The SoyNut Butter Co. has announced a voluntary recall of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the Best By date of 08-30-18 or 08-31-18.
The voluntary recall is in response to the FDA investigating a possible link between the product and illnesses regarding E.coli.
Twelve people infected with E. Coli have been reported from five states: Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon, reports the CDC.
Six ill people have been hospitalized. Four people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, no deaths have been reported.
Eleven of the 12 ill people in this outbreak are younger than 18 years old.
“Epidemiologic evidence available at this time indicates that I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter is a likely source of this outbreak,” reports the CDC.
I. M Healthy products are sold at select Target, Publix, Whole Foods and other grocery stores. In Rutherford County, those include:
Target, 803 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna
Target, 4175 Franklin Road in Murfreesboro
Target, 1851 Old Fort Pkwy in Murfreesboro
Publix, 3415 Memorial Blvd in Murfreesboro
Publix, 1731 S. Rutherford Blvd in Murfreesboro
Consumers who have purchased I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter should not consume the product. The recall does not affect any other I.M. Healthy products except for the I.M. Healthy Original Creamy with the Best By date of 08-30-18 or 08-31-18. For questions or concerns, please call the company’s office at 800-288-1012.
“While we are taking the necessary investigative steps in getting the product in question and the supply chain tested, we decided to issue the recall for the sake of food safety. We take our products integrity seriously and will update all our customers as we receive more information,” the company said in a statement on their site.