Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2:53 p.m.
You heard that right.
Since early June, 29 people in 18 states
across the country have had cases of the nausea-inducing virus and the FDA/CDC is pointing its fingers
at the most innocent item in the room: the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from Your Neighborhood Grocery Store, Trader Joe's. After this conclusion was made, the agencies sat down the big chiefs at the trendy grocery store chain on Thursday so they could make the proper decision.
And they have: The Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter is no more. In a statement, Trader Joe's spokespeople said
, "Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed all Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from sale, due to pending health-related inquiries."
About three-fourths of the cases involved children under the age of 18. And, as of now, the FDA will not release which states these cases occurred in. The only thing that is known is the actual individual cases: salmonella popped up in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and North Carolina.
Because of this, anyone can go to Union Square or wherever and get their refund, which amounts to a little less than $5. This goes to prove the overused expression: Not everyone is perfect.