On December 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted that Oregon-based JEM Raw Chocolate LLC announced a recall for their full line of nut butter spreads due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company received 11 reports of illnesses associated with their nut butter products, although no hospitalizations or deaths were known.
Salmonella is an organism that may cause critical and fatal infections in children, elderly people, and anyone with weak immune system. Sometimes, Salmonella infection may lead to more serious illnesses like arterial infections, arthritis, and endocarditis when the organism penetrates the bloodstream.
The investigation by the FDA led to JEM Raw’s recall for all glass jar products and sizes. They were distributed nationwide in retail stores and mail order from June 2015 until November 2015. The company is set to work directly with consumers for the replacements.
Salmonella infection is not to be taken lightly as it may potentially cause death in some patients. If you or a loved one has been affected by this product, speak with our product liability legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call our Wisconsin offices today at (414) 271-0900.