EAST PROVIDENCE — The RI Department of Health warns that Nuts n’ More LLC. of East Providence is recalling 4143 jars of Plain Peanut Spread because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.
No complaints of illness have been reported to date, the RIDOH reported.
The company’s Plain Peanut Spread was distributed to locations in VA, AZ, MA, RI, ME, AL, IN, and FL, as well as in Canada and the UK. Consumers who have purchased Nuts ‘N More Plain Peanut Spread Lot PB91 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org
The recall followed a positive test for Listeria in a routine testing by a third party laboratory. The company has ceased the production and distribution of this product as the State of Rhode Island and the company investigate.
The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.