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Consumer Products that can injure. Almond Butter with Metal?

Beware of consumer products that can injure.  Would you eat almond butter that contained metal? No one that I know would. According to the FDA, ingesting metal fragments can cause dental damage, laceration of the mouth or throat, or laceration or perforation of the intestine.

According to ABC News, last year Kellogg’s recalled 282,000 cases of Frosted Mini-Wheats due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.

Nearly 1-year later, Justin’s products have initiated a voluntary recall of Maple Almond Butter Jars and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Jars.  Apparently, certain lots of these two products might contain metallic fragments in their unpackaged nut butter.

According to the FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the following consumer products are affected:

  • Maple Almond Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000322, Case UPC 894455002135)
    • Lot Code 188 (Best By Date 07/07/14)
    • Lot Code 190 (Best By Date 07/09/14)
    • Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000490, Case UPC 894455000612)
    • Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
    • Lot Code 192 (Best By Date 07/11/14)

Justin’s voluntary recall comes less than 6-months after winning Best of the West at the 2013 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

The lawyers at Hiden, Rott & Oertle are committed to protecting consumers in California and the United States.  If you have any questions about this voluntary recall, or if you have been injured or are ill as a result of either of these products, please contact a lawyer at the Hiden, Rott & Oertle for a free review of your claim.