More than 70 varieties of peanuts are added to a massive Sunland Inc. recall for possible salmonella contamination. Here's the latest.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A food recall that began with a contaminated batch of peanut butter sold at Trader Joe's has now expanded to include raw and roasted in-shell and shelled peanuts, Sunland Inc. announced Friday in a news release posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.. The nuts were processed in the Sunland Peanut Processing Plant in Portales, N.M. The same plant processed the two Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter varieties linked to an outbreak of salmonella bradeney, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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 …
Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning linked to the contaminated nut butters.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Stores that carry products named in the recall include national chains with stores in Hartland, including Target and Walmart. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24. Sunland, Inc. is the manufacturer of the peanut and almond butter, which are sold under a variety of brand names, including Target's Archer Farms brand and Earth Balance. Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About two-thirds of the illness…