Nuts ‘N More, the East Providence, RI company that rose to fame in 2013 after founder Peter Ferreira received a $250,000 investment on television series Shark Tank, has issued a recall for 4,143 jars of its Plain Peanut Spread due to potential Listeria contamination, according to FDA. The spread was distributed in Virginia, Arizona, Maryland, Rhode Island, Maine, Alabama, Indiana, and Florida, as well as in Canada and the U.K., says the FDA.
“The recall was a result of potential Listeria species in a finished product found through routine testing,” the company’s recall notice said. “The company has ceased the production and distribution of this product as (the) state of Rhode Island and the company continue their investigation.”
The recalled products are from LOT PB91 with an expiration date of 3/4/2021—both printed on the lid of the 16-ounce jars. According to Nuts ‘N More, the company has ceased the production and distribution of the product.
Testing was performed by a third-party laboratory with the potential contaminated product found through routine sampling. To date, no complaints of illness have been reported.
Consumers who have purchased the Nuts ‘N More Plain Peanut Spread Lot PB91 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.