Food Safety and Recalls

SoyNut Butter Co.  - 03/10/2017

Update - (March 7, 2017) The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling all I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and I.M. Healthy Granola products because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. I.M. Healthy Products were distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. They were also distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states.

All Best Buy dates are effected. I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter has been packaged in 15 oz plastic jars, individual portion cups, 4 lb plastic tubs, or 45 lb pails. The granola has been packaged in individual serving packages, 12 oz bags, 50 oz bags, and 25 lb bulk bag.

Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney failure and even death.

Fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O157:H7 have been reported from five states to date.

The recall was initiated after ill people or their family members answered questions about the foods they ate and other exposures in the week before they became ill. Nine (100%) of the nine people reached for interview reported either eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter at home (five people) in the week before they became ill or attending a childcare center that served I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter.

Consumers who have purchased I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products or I.M. Healthy granola are urged not to consume the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-288-1012, Monday-Friday 9:0

03/03/17 - The SoyNut Butter Co. has announced a voluntary recall of their 15 oz jars of I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the Best Buy Dates of 08/30/18 and 08/31/18. The voluntary recall is in response to the FDA alerting them of a possible link between their product and an illness with E.coli. While they are taking the necessary investigative steps in getting the product in question tested, they decided to issue the recall for the sake of food safety. 

Consumers who have purchased I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the Best Buy Codes 083018 and 083118 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 expiration dates of 083018 and 083118.

 

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