Did you toss all your peanut butter?

I recently got a question from a reader asking if I knew any peanut butter brands not effected by the recent recall.

And as a matter of fact, I do!! :-)

Maranatha Foods actually just contacted me to let me know their product was still safe to eat. And while I’ve tried the almond butters before, I had yet to try out the peanut butter. And to be completely honest here, they sent me a couple coupons so that I could.

Personally, I’ve always loved their almond butter, and we do enjoy it on occasion. (I say occasion, because it is more expensive so I use it sparingly) But the peanut butter is also quite divine. I ended up trying the organic no-stir.

Since it had just a bit of oil resting on the top, I spooned it all out, stirred it, and then placed it back in the jar. (that way the bottom of the jar wouldn’t be dry – I do that with all my “natural” butters) It even spreads easily even though it’s refrigerated. And I do like the fact that buying these nut butters, my family is not consuming any hydrogenated or trans fats.

Here’s a little tidbit they sent me about their standards:

According to a recent poll many moms have completely eliminated peanut butter from their family’s diets due to the salmonella outbreak caused by peanuts from the Peanut Corporation of America. If you are one of these mothers, we want to assure you that it is OK to restock your shelves with this delicious, healthy source of protein. Maranatha natural and organic peanut butters are completely safe and were not affected by the FDA recall.

Maranatha sources peanuts from only approved growers and the company’s stringent food safety and quality control standards include the testing of all peanuts that come into the facility in Ashland, Oregon. 100% of Maranatha nut butter production takes place at the Ashland facility, a facility that is dedicated entirely to the production of Maranatha products.

They also have a ton of Q and A on their site all about their nut butters. They’ve put in there everything you’d ever want to know!

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. MajorScoop says:

    Since our daughter is allergic to peanuts, Maranatha almond butter is all we eat. It’s delicious!

  2. A little while back I learned from a friend to store my peanut butter upside down – especially on the shelf before I open it, but I also leave it like that in the fridge. I have found that it’s not too oily at the top, I do stir it, and then it’s great until the end. Just thought I’d share :). Also, I did read from Whole Foods website that their brand (at least organic) was not affected by the salmonella either. Thanks for your site, I love to read it!!

  3. I did not toss my peanut butter as I all I buy is organic or all natural peanut butter which I’m pretty sure was not part of the recall.