The SoyNut Butter Co., an Illinois-based specialty food manufacturer, is recalling several products due to a possible link with an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than a dozen people in nine states.
E. coli is a bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of people and animals. However, some forms of E. coli can cause intestinal infection.
Symptoms of E. coli infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. More severe cases can lead to bloody diarrhea, dehydration, or even kidney failure. People with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, young children, and older adults are at increased risk for developing these complications.
Recalled varieties carried by the Co-op include:
I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter
UPC number: 00654989910104
Item number: 0264887
Size: 15 oz
For information on other SoyNut Butter products affected by the recall, visit the FDA.
If you have purchased a recalled product from the Co-op, please return it for a refund. For questions, call the company at 1-800-288-1012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.