A recall has been issued by JEM Raw Organics for their nut butter spreads due to a salmonella contamination. The nut butter spreads have been linked to 11 reported illnesses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and the Oregon Health Authority. JEM Raw is located in Bend, Oregon, but distributes their products nationwide. The nut butter spread is sold in glass jars and in several flavors. The products were sold through mail orders and in retail stores from June to November 2015. Consumers in possession of the nut butter spreads should discard the items and contact JEM Raw for a replacement. Salmonella can cause illnesses that include symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and nausea. These illnesses can lead to death in young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune symptoms.
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