Oil separation is totally natural. All nuts have oil in them, and while we do process our almond butters in a way that minimizes to oil separation (almost to a point of non-existence), certain environmental and shipping conditions can cause oil separation. Believe it or not, driving our product to the East coast over the Rocky Mountains can cause separation because of the altitude. That delivery guy that throws your packages, yep, also causes oil separation. It’s a tricky thing.
The national brand peanut butters don’t separate because they use hydrogenated oil to stop separation and all hydrogenated oil contains trans-fats. Trans-fats=bad. Barney Butter almond butters have no trans fats, whatsoever. Enjoy!