The Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration are investigating an E. coli outbreak reported in several states tied to the I.M. Health Brand of SoyNut Butter.
In Arizona, two of the four kids who contracted E. coli were hospitalized, and all were younger than 5, according to azcentral.com. The cases reported in Maricopa and Coconino counties have been linked to day-care facilities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter suspected
The FDA and CDC say the I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter is the likely source of the outbreak.
The CDC further reports that:
- 12 people have been infected from five states.
- 6 have been hospitalized.
- 4 developed a type of kidney failure.
- No deaths have been reported.
CDC: Throw away any you have on hand
The CDC recommends throwing away any SoyNut Butter varieties and sizes, as well as I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut butter.
Consumers should not eat, and child-care centers, schools and other institutions do not serve, the SoyNut Butter products as well, according to the CDC.
The CDC will post additional updates on its outbreak website.