A peanut butter recall that began this past weekend has been expanded to include 76 varieties of peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, tahini, and roasted blanched peanut products made by Sunland Inc. This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and Sept. 24, 2012. These products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
On Sept. 25, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said a total of 30 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney in 19 states. Four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. The CDC said the illnesses have been linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No other Sunland products are affected by this recall. The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains and were available for purchase on the Internet.
FDA press release