The recall of peanut butter products made with Sunland Inc. ingredients has expanded. There is a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak linked to Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Now nut butters and nut products sold at stores such as Whole Foods Market, Target, Heinen’s, Giant Food, Safeway, and Stop & Shop have been pulled from the shelves. Sunland has recalled other products that were manufactured on the same equipment that produced the Trader Joe’s product.
The brand names of recalled products includes Target’s Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Safeway’s Open Nature, fresh & easy, heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Dogsbutter, Earth Balance, Late July, Joseph’s, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power, Serious Food Silly Prices, Newman’s Own, Harry & David, Trader Joe’s, Sunland, and Snaclite. The states where the peanut butter and peanut products were sold include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
The FDA has published a Q&A about the peanut butter and what consumers should do about the recall and the outbreak. You can see all of the 101 recalled products, including package size and UPC numbers, on the Q&A page. Some of the other products recalled include cashew butters, tahini, cookies, candies, ice cream, and blanched and roasted peanut products. We have collected a list of the derivative recalls.
If you or anyone you know ate peanut butter products and experienced the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, see your health care provider immediately. The symptoms usually appear 12 to 72 hours after infection. Children are most likely to get salmonellosis, and in fact, in this outbreak children comprise most of the victims.