Bad Nuts! Peanut Butter and Hazelnuts Recalled


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Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't, because you're too busy suffering the effects of salmonella or E. coli.

Unilever has issued a voluntary recall on Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread with use-by dates between May 16 and May 21. A routine sampling by the company revealed that the batch of peanut butter might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported.

The peanut butter in question was sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

In other nut-related news, folks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan need to be alert for dangerous in-shell hazelnuts, as well. The Centers for Disease Control reports that seven cases of E. coli have been linked to hazelnuts sold by DeFranco and Sons in Los Angeles, California. They've recalled the hazelnuts, which were sold in grocery-store bulk aisles and packaged alone and in mixed-nut packages under the Sunripe brand. They were sold nationwide, but so far illnesses have only been reported in three states.

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