Arizona agency: E. coli cases may be linked to soynut butter

Arizona health officials say four cases of E. coli infections involving children at Arizona child care centers appear to be linked to eating soynut butter produced by a Glenview, Illinois-based company that is conducting a voluntary recall.

The Arizona Department of Health Services recommends consumers avoid eating the SoyNut Butter Co.'s I.M. Healthy brand soynut butter.

The department says the four cases occurred in January in Coconino and Maricopa counties and involved children under age 5. All have recovered from the illness.

Soyonut Butter Co.'s voluntary recall is for I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter with the "Best By" date of Aug. 30 or 31 of 2018.

For questions or concerns about the product, call SoyNut Butter Co. at 1-800-288-1012.

Online:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter
www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2017/O157H7-03-17/index.html

SoyNut Butter Co. voluntary recall - www.soynutbutter.com


Click here to view count case maps from cdc.gov

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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