September 26, 2016

Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Recalled for Metal Pieces

Hormel Foods Sales is recalling 1,871 total pounds of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread that may contain metal shavings. At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness, but consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as the metal pieces pose serious risk of injury including choking hazard, airway obstruction, gastrointestinal perforation or secondary infection. The recalled product, sold in 16.3 ounce jars, has a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 and a package UPC code of 37600-10500. The code date is located on top of the lid. The recalled product was sold at Publix, Target and Walmart stores. No other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of Skippy brand peanut butter or peanut spreads are included in this … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Recall

A peanut butter Salmonella outbreak has been linked to peanut butter made by nSpired Natural Foods and sold under brand names including Arrowhead Mills, MaraNathha, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Walmart , Safeway and Kroger and other stores, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Four people in four states have been sickened, one person has been hospitalized. Health officials used pulsed field gel electrophoresis and whole genome sequencing tests to identify the outbreak strain, Salmonella Braenderup, in the four patients and in environmental samples collected from inspections at nSpired Natural Foods  in January and July 2014. The four case patients, from Connecticut, Iowa, Tennessee,  and Texas, reported onset of illness dates ranging from January 22, 2014, … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Recall at Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Kroger

Peanut butter and almond butter recalled for possible Salmonella contamination was sold under a variety of band names at retail stores including Walmart, Whole Foods, Safeway, Kroger and Trader Joe's. Some of the brand names included in the recall are Arrowhead Mills, MaraNatMara, Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter, Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter, Trader Joe's Crunchy Raw Almond Butter, Trader Joe's Creamy Raw Almond Butter, Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter, Whole Foods 365 Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter and Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Roasted Almond Butter. To see the full list of recalled products click here. The recalled nut butters were made by nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. and distributed throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and the … [Read more...]

Salmonella Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Recall, Illnesses Reported

Peanut Butter and almond butters are being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination. Four illnesses have beeb reported. nSpired Natural Foods Inc., made the nut butters which were sold under a variety of brand names including Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters,  Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods  365. The products were distributed in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The were also sold over the internet. To view a complete list of recalled products click the link above. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people who contract Salmonella infections have symptoms such as fever, diarrhea that can be … [Read more...]

Salmonella Illnesses Associated with Arrowhead Mills Nut Butters

nSPIRED Natural Foods is recalling certain lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, and specific private label Nut Butters because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. There have been reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these products. The FDA alerted the company to this problem following routine testing of the products. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with UPC numbers and the best by date range for each product. They include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butter, MaraNatha Almond Butter,  MaraNatha Peanut Butter, Trader Joes Almond Butter, Whole Foods Almond Butter, Kroger Creamy Almond Butter, and Safeway Almond Butter in various types and flavors, including organic, raw, and … [Read more...]

Sunland Plant Linked to 2012 Salmonella Outbreak Restarts

The Sunland plant that made peanut butter linked to a 2012 Salmonella Bredeney outbreak is restarting and could have products on store shelves within the next month according to AP. Forty-two people in 20 states were sickened in that outbreak. Ten people were hospitalized; there were no deaths. Sixty-one percent of ill persons in that outbreak were children under the age of 10. Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter made with sea salt was a likely source of this outbreak. Last November, the FDA suspended Sunland's food facility registration. The outbreak spurred a huge recall that eventually included pet food, ice cream, candy, in-shell peanuts, energy bars, nut butters, and premade appetizers and entrees. The plant closing was the first time the FDA used its authority granted by … [Read more...]

Canadian Nut Butter and Nut Recall for Possible Salmonella

The Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIA) is recalling nut butters, peanuts, sugar, and tahini from Vicrossano Inc. because they may contain Salmonella bacteria. There have been no reported illnesses to date reported in connection with the consumption of these products. You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the brand name and size at the CFIA web site. All codes of the products are recalled. Products include peanut butter, tahini, almond butter, cashew butter, organic sugar, sesame butter, and roasted almonds, split peanuts, and roasted peanuts. The brand names include Tout Naturel, Yum Nature, Soeurs en Vrac, and products sold from bulk bins. The products were distributed in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces as well. If you … [Read more...]

Sunland Restarts Operations at Peanut Mill Plant After Salmonella Outbreak

The FDA has reinstated Sunland's food facility registration after the Salmonella Bredeney outbreak last fall that sickened 42 people in 20 states. The FDA suspended Sunland's registration on November 26, 2012. And U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson imposed a consent decree on the facility on December 21, 2012, shutting it down. The FDA's actions were the first use of the agency's authority to stop shipment of products into commerce, through the Food Safety Modernization Act. According to the consent decree, the company could not "process or distribute food from its peanut butter plant or peanut mill plant in Portales, New Mexico, until it has complied with the consent decree's requirements to the agency's satisfaction." The FDA investigated the Portales plant after the Salmonella … [Read more...]

Largest Multi-State Food Poisoning Outbreaks Of 2012: #6

A Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter produced by Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM was the sixth largest largest multi-state food poisoning outbreak of 2012, based on the total number of people sickened. The outbreak sickened 42 people in 20 states and spawned more than 250 product recalls for potential contamination including Trader Joe's, Newman's Own, Earth Balance, Harry & David, Target's Archer Farms and Safeway's Open Nature. The potentially tainted peanut butter also made its way into the National School Lunch program via Smucker’s Uncrustables and bulk drums. Sixty one percent of those sickened by the outbreak were children under 10. The median age was 7. The age range for all patients was less than one to 79 years old. Fifty-nine percent of patients were male. No deaths … [Read more...]

After Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak, Feds Slap Sunland With Suit

After a Salmonella outbreak linked to tainted peanut butter sickened 42 people and prompted more than 250 food product recalls, the federal government is seeking to permanently enjoin the nation's largest producer of  organic peanut butter from receiving, making or distributing any product until conditions at the plant meet federal food safety standards. Sunland Inc., of Portales, NM, and its president, Jimmie Shearer, were named as defendants in a suit filed December 20 in US District Court in the District of New Mexico. The suit was submitted on behalf of the federal government by US Attorney for the District of New Mexico Kenneth Gonzales. Sunland is the nation's largest manufacturer of organic peanut butter, producing peanut butter for major retailers under their own labels … [Read more...]

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