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The following food safety alert is from the FDA on December 2, 2015 with a Candian addition from the CFIA on December 4, 0215,.

JEM Raw Chocolate LLC Voluntarily Recalls Nut Butter Spread Products Due To Possible Health Risk

JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads within expiry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Health authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Center for Disease Control (CDC) have linked the illnesses to person(s) who have consumed nut spreads, including JEM Raw products. There have been eleven (11) illnesses reported but no deaths or hospitalizations to date.
In light of this investigation, and with an abundance of caution, JEM Raw has initiated a voluntary recall of all products and sizes, packaged in glass jars, and sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics.
The following products are recalled:

Product Name Net Weight (oz.) UPC
Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97861 7
Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97862 4
Hazelnut Raw Cacao - Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 1 6 09728 97865 5
Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread 1 6 09728 97864 8
Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97860 0
Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97848 8
Hazelnut Raw Cacao -Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 6 6 09728 97857 0
Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread 6 6 09728 97858 7
Cashew Cardamom - Sprouted Cashew Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97854 9
Cinnamon Red Maca - Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97850 1
Hazelnut Raw Cacao - Sprouted Hazelnut Spread 16 6 09728 97851 8
Superberry Maqui Camu - Sprouted Almond Spread 16 6 09728 97852 5

The JEM Raw recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. Products are distributed between June 2015 and November 2015.

JEM Raw is working with distributors and retailers to remove these products from retail shelves. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers should discard any product and its container. JEM Raw will work directly with each consumer to manage replacement of its product.

Additional details can be found at www.jemraw.com. Those with questions may contact JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC at (541) 728-3844 between 9am 4pm PST, Monday through Friday.

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