SoyNut Recalls N.H. Products Linked to E. Coli Outbreak

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Concord — The SoyNut Butter company is recalling several of its products sold in New Hampshire after officials linked the food to outbreak of E. coli.

Sixteen people have been infected with an E. coli strain associated with the outbreak in nine states, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. However, none have been reported in the Granite State.

SoyNut products are sold at Shaw’s, Hannaford, Target, the Hanover Co-op and Market Basket, according to a DHHS news release.

Recalled SoyNut butter is packaged in 15 ounce plastic jars, individual portion cups, 4 pound plastic tubs and 45 pound pails. Recalled varieties include original creamy, chunky, honey, creamy, unsweetened and chocolate.

The company’s healthy granola line is also being recalled, including original, apple, blueberry and raisin and cranberry flavors.

“Due to the long shelf life of these products, it is important for consumers to check their shelves for any recalled product and dispose of it,” said Dr. Benjamin Chan, a DHHS state epidemiologist, in the news release.

“If you do have any, stop using it even if some of the SoyNut Butter or granola was eaten or served and no one got sick.”

Customers who purchased SoyNut butter or granola products can return them for full refunds. People with questions are asked to call the company at 1-800-288-1012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.