Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 24 at 2:12 PM

WASHINGTON - A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries.

Sunland Inc. recalled the products under multiple brand names after the Food and Drug Administration and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Sunland manufactures and packages the Trader Joe's product.

Affected states include Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri,
Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North
Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, according to a report issued on
September 22, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A Sunland spokeswoman said the company recalled the other peanut and almond butters because they were manufactured with the same equipment as the Trader Joe's product. None of the other products have been linked to illnesses.

Trader Joe's recalled the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from its stores on Saturday.

Online:

FDA notice: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm

Product details: http://www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf
 

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