The company announced the recall September 22, and noted production and distribution of the peanut butter have been suspended pending an investigation. Salmonella is a potentially serious infection that particularly affects young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and cramps, which usually arise within 12 to 72 hours of infection.
The recalled peanut butter is sold nationwide. It is sold under the name Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt. It comes in a 16 ounce, plastic jar.