Peanut butter recall issued after salmonella outbreak
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:44:51 GMT —
A New Mexico-based 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.
The recall was expanded to include Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products and applies to products manufactured between May 1 and September 24.
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, including New York, to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Sunland manufactures and packages the Trader Joe's product.
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, but they have made it to some supermarkets across the country, including Target chains that sell Archer Farms.
Trader Joe's recalled the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from its stores Saturday and expanded the recall to Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products early this week.