WARREN, Mich. -- Inspired Organics LLC, a division of Lipari Foods LLC, has voluntarily recalled its Organic Almond Butter due to traces of listeria monocytogenes, the pathogenic bacteria that causes the listeria infection.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The product was distributed on Oct. 31, 2018, to retailers throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Earlier this month, the Warren, Mich.-based food company removed its Organic Sunflower Butter from shelves due to similar traces of listeria monocytogenes. Inspired Organics discovered the contamination in its Organic Almond Butter during a precautionary test, which was conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Inspired Organics is working with Lipari Foods, the MDARD and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to understand the cause of the situation and ensure the complete removal of all products from shelves.
Inspired Organics isn’t the only food brand that has initiated recalls this year due to listeria monocytogenes. In May, Hickory Harvest Foods recalled six different nut mixes due to the bacteria. Three months later, Premo Brand and FreshGrab turkey and Swiss sandwiches were recalled due to a potential listeria contamination. Both sandwiches were produced by JLM, the sister company of Lipari Foods.
Warren, Mich.-based Lipari Foods produces brands in the confection, bakery, foodservice, grocery and packaging industries. Besides Inspired Organics, its brands include Michigan Brand, Yoder’s, Dairy Fresh and Pic-A-Nut.