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Peanut Butter Recall Expands

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

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:

UPCType of productJar Size
8523902334Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter16 oz
8523902333Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds16 oz
3377610090Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed16 oz
051379022518fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz
20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz
20003364fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz
20003388fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz
051379026431fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter40 oz
20003395fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter16 oz
20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz
20003371fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz
2060140048Heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
2060140047Heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
2060140046Heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
2060140045Heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
3307915073Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter18 oz
3307915072Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter18 oz
910053Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb
910060Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb
5859500020Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter16 oz
5859500019Naturally More Almond Butter16 oz
5859500033Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy16 oz
5859500055Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan26 oz
5859500050Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan16 oz
7989311202Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz
7989311201Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
5855200003Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula16 oz
5855200007Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula4 lb
4792100442Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy12 oz
4792100439Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
4792100438Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
4792100436Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
4792100435Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz 
4792100434Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz 
4792100432Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz 
8506000004Snaclite Power PB16 oz 
7487500334Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt16 oz 
7487500335Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt16 oz 
7487500336Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz 
7487500337Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz 
7487500433Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter16 oz 
7487500434Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz 
7487500431Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz 
4868787906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir16 oz 
4868786906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir16 oz 
4868722906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia16 oz 
4868709915Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt40 oz 
4868726910Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter12 oz 
062725Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb 
4868730725Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb 
029725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb 
028725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb 
26570Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter500 lb 
4868726909Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz 
4868767909Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz 
4868785920Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce36 oz 
22725Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb 
22704Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb 
4868722715Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb 
4868721722Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter15 lb 
48687009704Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb 
4868790301Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter50 lb 
87725Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter40 lb 
4868786724Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter35 lb 
4868786704Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter5 lb 
4868784301Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter50 lb 
21705Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb 
25704Crunchy Sugar Butter5 lb 
26704Creamy Sugar Butter5 lb 
072704Sunland Almond Butter5 lb 
003050Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB16 oz 
4868772906Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy RoastedAlmond16 oz 
00989275Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted16 oz 
00971119Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz 
00940795Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted16 oz 
      

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