Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Under Recall

Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter linked to salmonella infections

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012  |  Updated 8:36 PM CDT
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Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Under Recall

Chris Van Horne/NBC 5

The "Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter" is under recall.

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If you bought peanut butter from Trader Joe's, you may want to double check the jar.

The store chain removed all "Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter" after dozens of people reported becoming sick.  Federal health officials said the product was linked to salmonella infections that have sickened 29 people in 18 states.

Look for a stock keeping unit or SKU of 97111. You can return the product to any Trader Joe's store for a full refund.

Trader Joe's has pulled the product from store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory on the company's web page. In part the statement reads:

"We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat, but there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and crew, and the quality of our products. As such, if you purchased this product, please do not eat it. We encourage you to return the product to any Trader Joe's for a full refund or dispose of it. We apologize for any inconvenience."

In June, Trader Joe's opened a store in Fort Worth.  It opened a location in Plano on September 7. There are plans for stores in Dallas as well.

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