Soy Nut Butter Recalled Due to Possible Contamination
On Thursday, March 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) halted the sale and distribution of all products from the Dixie Dew Products, Inc. facility in Erlinger, Kentucky, according to CNN. Soy nut butter manufactured at the facility has been tied to a recent E. coli outbreak that has affected 29 people in 12 states so far in 2017.
CNN reported that an FDA inspection of the facility earlier in March revealed insanitary conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the soy nut butter products—which are sold under the I.M. Healthy brand and have been recalled—are continuing to sicken people.
Although most people recover from E. coli infection within a few weeks, the bacteria can cause life-threatening kidney failure in some cases. Separate recalls for a number of products linked to this outbreak have been ordered by the FDA. Products include any variety or size of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter, I.M. Healthy brand granola, Dixie Diner's Club Carb Not Beanit Butter, and 20/20 Lifestyle Yogurt Peanut Crunch Bars.
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