Multistate Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli Infections Linked to Granola and Soynut Butter

On March 7, 2017, The SoyNut Butter Company recalled all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products.

Consumers should not eat, and childcare centers, schools, and other institutions should not serve, any variety or size of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter, regardless of the date of purchase or the date listed on the container.

Advice to Consumers

  • Consumers should not eat any variety or size of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter, regardless of the date of purchase or the date listed on the container.
    • Even if some of the SoyNut Butter or granola was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw the rest of the product away. Put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, or other animals can’t eat it.
    • Check your pantry for SoyNut Butter products. These products have a shelf life of 2 years.
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you think you or your child may have gotten sick from eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter.
    • Most people infected with STEC develop diarrhea (often bloody) and abdominal cramps an average of 3-4 days after swallowing the germ.
    • More information about signs and symptoms of STEC infection is available on the Signs & Symptoms page.

Advice to Childcare Centers and Other Institutions

  • Childcare centers, schools, and other institutions should not serve any variety or size of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter.
    • Even if some of the SoyNut Butter or granola was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw the rest of the product away. Put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, or other animals can’t eat it.
    • Check your institution’s food storage area for SoyNut Butter products. These products have a shelf life of 2 years.
  • Retailers should not serve or sell any variety or size of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter.

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