Peanut Butter Recall Expanded to More Than a Dozen Brands

Twenty nine cases of salmonella in 18 states have been linked to the peanut butter, according to the FDA.

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    The nut butters are being recalled because of risk of Salmonella contamination.

    More than a dozen brands of peanut butter and almond butter produced by Sunland, Inc., have been voluntarily recalled across the country after a salmonella outbreak left 29 people sick in 18 states.

    The recall initially impacted only Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter at Trader Joe's grocery store, but now includes all peanut butters produced by Sunland.

    “This expanded recall affects a far greater number of brands than earlier believed, and it’s important that consumers, school cafeterias, restaurants, hospitals and other food preparation sites check their cabinets for these recalled items,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said in a statement. “Anyone who has any of the recalled nut butters should not eat them, but return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. The Department will work to oversee and ensure compliance with this recall.”

    According to the FDA, all peanut butter manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24 by Sunland could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

    Three of the peanut butters are sold at Trader Joe's. The chain posted on its website that the products have been removed from its store shelves and destroyed.

    Twenty nine cases of salmonella in 18 states have been linked to the peanut butter, according to the FDA. Other states reporting illness include Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains.
    This recall applies to the following products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. (Stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.) The UPC is located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.

    • UPC# 00989275 - Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted; Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted; 16 oz
    • UPC# 00971119 - Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 16 oz
    • UPC# 00940795  - Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted; 16 oz
    • UPC# 8523902334 - Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 8523902333 - Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds; 16 oz
    • UPC# 3377610090 - Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed; 16 oz
    • UPC# 051379022518- fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 20003357 - fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea ;16 oz
    • UPC# 20003364 - fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter; 18 oz
    • UPC# 20003388 - fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 16 oz
    • UPC# 051379026431 - fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 oz
    • UPC# 20003395 - fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 20003357 - fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 16 oz
    • UPC# 20003371 - fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter; 18 oz
    • UPC# 2060140048 - heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 2060140047 - heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 2060140046  - heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 2060140045  - heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 3307915073 - Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter; 18 oz
    • UPC# 3307915072 - Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter; 18 oz
    • UPC# 910053 - Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt; 15 lb
    • UPC# 910060 - Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt; 15 lb
    • UPC# 5859500020 - Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 5859500019 - Naturally More Almond Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 5859500033 - Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 5859500055 - Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan; 26 oz
    • UPC# 5859500050 - Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7989311202 - Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7989311201 - Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 5855200003 - Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula; 16 oz
    • UPC# 5855200007  - Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula; 4 lb
    • UPC# 4792100442 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy; 12 oz
    • UPC# 4792100439 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4792100438 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4792100436 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4792100435 - Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4792100434 - Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4792100432  - Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz
    • UPC# 8506000004 - Snaclite Power PB; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500334 - Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500335 - Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500336 - Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500337 - Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500433 - Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500434 - Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 7487500431 - Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4868787906 - Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4868786906 - Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4868722906 - Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia ; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4868709915 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 40 oz
    • UPC# 4868726910 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 12 oz
    • UPC# 4868785920 - Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter; 36 oz
    • UPC# 062725 - Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 4868730725  - Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 029725 - Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 028725 - Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 26570 - Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter; 500 lb
    • UPC# 4868726909 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 18 oz
    • UPC# 4868767909 - Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter; 18 oz
    • UPC# 4868785920 - Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce; 36 oz
    • UPC# 22725 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 22704 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 5 lb
    • UPC# 4868722715 - Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 4868721722 - Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter; 15 lb
    • UPC# 48687009704 - Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter; 5 lb
    • UPC# 4868790301 - Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter; 50 lbs
    • UPC# 87725 - Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 4868786724 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 35 lb
    • UPC# 4868786704 - Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter; 5 lb
    • UPC# 4868784301 - Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter; 50 lb
    • UPC# 21705 - Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter; 40 lb
    • UPC# 25704 - Crunchy Sugar Butter; 5 lb
    • UPC# 26704 - Creamy Sugar Butter; 5 lb
    • UPC# 072704 - Sunland Almond Butter; 5 lb
    • UPC# 003050 - Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB; 16 oz
    • UPC# 4868772906- Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted Almond; 16 oz

    Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products with the affected UPC and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately.

    Consumers can contact the company at 1-866-837-1018, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MT at (575) 356-6638.
     

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