Several types of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled by manufacturers according to a notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including some from high end supermarkets Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

All the jars were produced by Spired Natural Foods and sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha.  The firm also makes peanut butter and almod butter sold under private labels of Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway.  

The F.D.A. says the potential risk was discovered during routine testing of products.  The notice also reveals that four people have come forward complaining of illness associated with the peanut and almond butters.

According to the F.D.A., salmonella is "an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems."

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The F.D.A. says the potential risk was discovered during routine testing of products.  The notice also reveals that four people have come forward complaining of illness associated with the peanut and almond butters.

According to the F.D.A., salmonella is "an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems."

Infection with salmonella can at the very least cause nausea, vomiting and severe