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Peanut Butter Recall Expands

Popular Brands Named; Salmonella Cases in 19 States So Far
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Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

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Sept. 26, 2012 -- The nationwide recall of peanut butter has vastly expanded to include dozens of peanut butter, tahini, and other nut butter products, many sold under popular brand names.

All of the products use nuts from Sunland Farms. The New Mexico nut company is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that so far has sickened 30 people in 19 states.

Peanut, Peanut Butter Recall

Dozens of peanut and peanut butter products have been recalled due to salmonella risk. Check the FDA's latest list of recalled peanut products.

Four people who ate the products have been hospitalized. There have been no reported deaths. Those sickened in the outbreak range in age from 1 to 77. Half the cases are in children 7 and younger; two-thirds of cases are under 10.

Reported case were in Arizona (1 case), California (2), Connecticut (3), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (1), Texas (4), Virginia (1), and Washington (2).

CDC, state, and local officials had been looking for the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections that began on June 11. The investigation suggests that people became ill after eating Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.

All 14 ill people interviewed so far report shopping at Trader Joe’s locations across the U.S. Twelve (86%) of these 14 people report eating Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter made with sea salt in the week before becoming ill.

The Trader Joe's product came from Sunland Farms, which supplied nut butters sold under many popular brand names such as Target's Archer Farms and Harry & David. All of these products are being recalled.

Some of the Sunland products being recalled were sold in 500-pound barrels, suggesting that the peanut butter has been used to make other kinds of products. Chattanooga Bakery, the maker of MoonPie and other snacks, and Sunridge Farms have recalled products made with nuts sold by Sunland.

Sunland Farms announced the recall of these products:

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