The recent recall of Trader Joe’s peanut butter has been expanded. The peanut butter is contaminated with Salmonella and there have been dozens of reported illnesses already. As of the date of this post, 29 people have become ill from salmonella in Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter in 18 different states.
Peanut Butter contamination is particularly insidious because we keep it in our refrigerators and pantries longer than most food items. And much of the time, it stays in the pantry unopened for a long time. That means that contaminated peanut butter remains in the stream of commerce and consumption much longer than inherently perishable food-stuffs like the spinach that was recently recalled. The Merman Law Firm anticipates that more illnesses will occur over the next several weeks.
We stand ready to help the victims of this peanut butter salmonella outbreak.