Officials recall local peanut butter product; say company did not have valid license

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Health is issuing a voluntary recall for a local peanut butter product.

According to the RI Dept. of Health, Hank’s Protein Plus Peanut Butter, which is located in Pawtucket, is being recalled because the company was operating without a RI food business license.

The company stopped production of all products, effective October 20, 2015.

To date, the Health Department has not received any reports of illnesses in connection with the product – though officials say the peanut butter should not be consumed.

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