A peanut butter recall that began at Trader Joe's last weekend was expanded this week to more than 100 peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and Tahini and roasted blanched peanut products made by Sunland Inc.'s Portales, N.M. plant.
The voluntary recall was initiated after reports of 30 people infected between June 11 and Sept. 2 with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney from 19 states possibly linked to the peanut and almond butter surfaced, according to news releases from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Four people have been hospitalized in connection with the illness; however, no fatalities have been reported.
"There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers," said Sunland President and CEO Jimmie Shearer in a news release. "As a precautionary step, we have decided to voluntarily recall our Almond Peanut and Cashew Butters, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and Sept. 24, 2012. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Please return the product to your supermarket for a full refund or dispose of it."
The recalled products include house brands from Trader Joe's. The affected products were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24 and has best-by dates falling between May 1, 2013, and Sept. 24, 2013. (For a complete list of recalled brands and UPC codes, see the tables below.)
"FDA’s top priority is protecting consumers and ensuring the safety of our food supply. We are engaged on this case and working closely with the CDC and state health departments around the country. As we examine the information from the state investigations, we will make decisions on our next steps and keep the public informed," the agency said in a statement on its website.
The potential salmonella contamination could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with compromised immune systems. Healthy persons who get infected with salmonella experience fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and a most unpleasant distress of the lower intestinal system.
Recalled products on Sept. 24:UPC Type of product Jar Size 00989275 Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 ounces 00971119 Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 ounces 00940795 Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 ounces 8523902334 Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter 16 ounces 8523902333 Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds 16 ounces 3377610090 Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed 16 ounces 051379022518 fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter 16 ounces 20003357 fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 ounces 20003364 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 18 ounces 20003388 fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 ounces 051379026431 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 40 ounces 20003395 fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter 16 ounces 20003357 fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 ounces 20003371 fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 ounces 2060140048 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 ounces 2060140047 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 ounces 2060140046 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 ounces 2060140045 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 ounces 3307915073 Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter 18 ounces 3307915072 Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 18 ounces 910053 Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 pounds 910060 Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 pounds 5859500020 Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter 16 ounces 5859500019 Naturally More Almond Butter 16 ounces 5859500033 Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy 16 ounces 5859500055 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 26 ounces 5859500050 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 16 ounces 7989311202 Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 ounces 7989311201 Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter 16 ounces 5855200003 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 16 ounces 5855200007 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 4 pounds 4792100442 Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy 12 ounces 4792100439 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 ounces 4792100438 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 ounces 4792100436 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 ounces 4792100435 Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 ounces 4792100434 Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 ounces 4792100432 Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 ounces 8506000004 Snaclite Power PB 16 ounces 7487500334 Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt 16 ounces 7487500335 Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt 16 ounces 7487500336 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 ounces 7487500337 Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 ounces 7487500433 Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter 16 ounces 7487500434 Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter 16 ounces 7487500431 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 ounces 4868787906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir 16 ounces 4868786906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir 16 ounces 4868722906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia 16 ounces 4868709915 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 40 ounces 4868726910 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 12 ounces 4868785920 Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter 36 ounces 062725 Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 40 pounds 4868730725 Sunland Organic Creamy 40 pounds 029725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter 40 pounds 028725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 pounds 26570 Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter 500 pounds 4868726909 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 18 ounces 4868767909 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 18 ounces 4868785920 Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce 36 ounces 22725 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 40 pounds 22704 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 5 pounds 4868722715 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 pounds 4868721722 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 15 pounds 48687009704 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 5 pounds 4868790301 Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter 50 pounds 87725 Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter 40 pounds 4868786724 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 35 pounds 4868786704 Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter 5 pounds 4868784301 Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 50 pounds 21705 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 pounds 25704 Crunchy Sugar Butter 5 pounds 26704 Creamy Sugar Butter 5 pounds 072704 Sunland Almond Butter 5 pounds 003050 Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB 16 ounces 4868772906 Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted Almond 16 ounces
Products added Sept. 25:8523902336 Archer Farms Almond, Peanut & Cashew Butter 16 ounces 8523920335 Archer Farms Creamy Cashew Butter 16 ounces 051379022525 fresh & easy Creamy Cashew Butter 16 ounces 003248 Fresh & Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Cups 72 / 2-ounces 051379041625 fresh & easy goodness valencia Creamy Peanut Butter 12 or 8 /
cups in a carton 8099473873 Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter 12 ounces 8099473871 Harry & David Creamy Banana Peanut Spread 12 ounces 8099473872 Harry & David Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread 12 ounces 4792100444 Serious Food Silly Prices Tahini 12 ounces 047730 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 30 pounds 41330 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Peanuts 30 pounds 4868763325 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Runner Peanuts 30 pounds 4868763326 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Runner Peanuts 30 pounds 4868771725 Sunland Sesame Tahini 40 pounds 41323 Sunland Valencia Roasted Blanched Salted 30 pounds 4868757906 Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter, Crunchy Almonds and Peanuts 16 ounces 4868760906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Spread 16 ounces 4868773906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate Spread 16 ounces 4868761906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Raspberry Spread 16 ounces 4868771906 Sunland Natural Tahini, Creamy Roasted Sesame 16 ounces 4868732810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy 12 ounces 4868731810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy 12 ounces 4868755810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Cherry Vanilla 12 ounces 4868754810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Dark Chocolate 12 ounces 4868747810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy Chipotle Chile 12 ounces
For more information, consumers can contact Sunland at 866-837-1018, which is operational 24 hours a day. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mountain Time at 575-356-6638.