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Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Trader Joe's store in Manhattan (file/credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Trader Joe’s store in Manhattan (file/credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A recall for peanut butter possibly tainted with salmonella has been ordered, after at least 29 people have been sickened.

At least one of those salmonella cases linked to the peanut butter has been reported in New York City.

Trader Joe’s has recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, which is sold nationwide, as the likely source of the outbreak.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

The New York City Department of Health urged anyone who has eaten the peanut butter and has any symptoms of salmonella to see a doctor.

The health department also advised people to throw away any Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter with sea salt in their homes.

EXTRA: Read The FDA Advisory On Recalled Peanut Butter

In a message posted on the company’s website, Trader Joe’s said they will offer a full refund to anyone who returns the recalled peanut butter.

Federal health officials said most of those who became ill were children under 18. No deaths have been reported.

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