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SoyNut Butter Company recalls Peanut Butter Substitute after E. coli Outbreak
Glenview-based I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Company has voluntarily recalled SoyNut Butter products after 12 cases of E. coli have linked to peanut butter substitute. As per reports, 12 cases in five states have been recorded so far, linked to products sold by SoyNut Butter Company. Six people have been hospitalized due to illness and all of them are under age of 18.
CDC has informed on Twitter that people should not eat I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter as 12 people have been reported sick due to E. coli contamination.
The peanut butter substitute recalled by the company has ‘Best Buy’ date of August 30 or August 31, 2018. Customers have been urged to dispose of the SoyNut Butter jars they are currently using, if they are from this batch. They should seal the jars tightly before disposing them off.
A report published by CNN informed, “Four of the hospitalized patients have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. It can be life-threatening, although most people recover within a few weeks.”
Illinois public health Director Dr. Nirav Shah says some E. coli infections are mild but others may be life-threatening. Young children are particularly vulnerable.
CDC also said that the outbreak can possibly grow in the days to come as there could be more cases of E. coli infection.
The company informed, “Consumers who have purchased I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter should not consume the product. The recall does not effect any other I.M. Healthy products except for the I.M. Healthy Original Creamy with the Best By date of 08-30-18 or 08-31-18. For questions or concerns, please call our office at 800-288-1012.”