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Trader Joe's Recalls Peanut Butter Over Salmonella Concerns

The company announced that it will take one house brand off shelves and offer refunds.

Trader Joe's corporate officials in Monrovia say they are acting "out of an abundance of caution" and ordering the recall of one type of its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns.

"Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter" should not be eaten, the Monrovia-based specialty grocery chain stated.

There are two Trader Joe's locations in the Crescenta Valley at and . 

"We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat," the company stated. But the food should not be eaten "pending health-related inquiries."

The Food and Drug Administration posted the company's voluntary recall on its website, but did not comment on the company's statement.

The potential salmonella contamination could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with compromised immune systems. Healthy persons who get infected with salmonella experience fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and a most unpleasant distress of the lower intestinal system.

Trader Joe's is offering refunds. 

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