JEM Raw Chocolate Recalls Full Line of Nut Butter Spreads

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JEM Raw Chocolate of Bend, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads due to the potential of some being contaminated with Salmonella. Health authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have linked the illnesses to people who have consumed nut spreads, including JEM Raw products. There have been eleven illnesses reported but no deaths or hospitalizations to date.

Co-founder and CEO, Jen Moore, stated, “We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority. As a health food company, our customer’s health is our number one priority. Although no JEM Raw products have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. JEM is working closely with the FDA, ODA, and OHA to determine the root cause of the outbreak.”

The Products were distributed nationwide between June and November 2015. Below is the list of  products being recalled:

Product Name Net Weight (oz.) UPC
Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97861 7
Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97862 4
Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 1 6 09728 97865 5
Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97864 8
Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97860 0
Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97848 8
Hazelnut Raw Cacao -Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 6 6 09728 97857 0
Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97858 7
Cashew Cardamom – Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97854 9
Cinnamon Red Maca – Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97850 1
Hazelnut Raw Cacao – Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 16 6 09728 97851 8
Superberry Maqui Camu – Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97852 5

Source: FDA