Trader Joe’s Joins National Peanut Butter Scare

5:20 pm in LA, News, Social issues by Jodi Kurland

The current salmonella outbreak caused by tainted peanut butter products has hit Los Angeles close to home. Local favorite Trader Joe’s has pulled several products that can possibly cause the serious food-born illness off of the shelves. Click here for the company’s statement on which granola bars, cookies, and celery snacks were removed and destroyed. Scroll down the notice for a  list of other products they have taken out of circulation including various Clif, Lara, Luna, and Zone Perfect branded snack bars.

Another alert issued by the state concerns peanut butter cookie dough that was recently sold for a fundraiser in several regional school districts, including Los Angeles Unified.

I’ve read that there have been as many as 27 cases of salmonella-induced sickness reported in L.A. County. For the most up-to-date information, go to the FDA or CA Department of Public Health websites.

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