September 30, 2023

Boulder Ice Cream Recall Due To Sunland Peanuts

Boulder Ice Cream has  announced a voluntary recall of certain ice cream and gelato products manufactured using peanut ingredients recalled by Sunland Inc. for potential Salmonella contamination.  The company was notified by their manufacturer Fresca Foods, Inc. located in Louisville, CO that Sunland peanuts were and may have been used in the production of certain peanut butter products in the past. The products were distributed nationwide to  large supermarket chains; the larger format container products were distributed to food service. The UPC is located on the side and the "Best By" date is imprinted on the bottom of each 16 oz consumer pint container and on the sides of food service containers. All Yoki Bliss products contain a manufacture date. The recalled items include: 16 oz … [Read more...]

Surprise? Food + Salmonella + Pests = Food Poisoning

Is it a surprise or is it just math?  If documents newly made public by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are to be believed, Sunland Inc., the Portales, NM-based peanut butter company at the heart of a Salmonella outbreak and recall of over 250 products, has had unresolved food safety problems including Salmonella and pest control issues for the last five years. FDA documents, some of which are heavily redacted,  from 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 all cite the same problems: the presence of Salmonella in the plant,  pest problems, poor food safety practices by employees, poor maintenance of the building and equipment and improper storage of raw materials. Here is a comparison of language used by FDA inspectors to describe problems at Sunland at 2007 and 2012. (Some of which were … [Read more...]

Magnolia Bird Farm Recalls Sunland Peanuts and Seed Mixes for Possible Salmonella

Magnolia Bird Farm of California is recalling raw and roasted in-shell peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes with peanuts, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The peanuts are from Sunland, which has recalled all peanuts and has closed down. You can see the products, sizes, and descriptions of all of the products at the FDA web site. They were distributed from October 12, 2011 to October 12, 2012. Peanuts in the original Sunland yellow mesh bag will have either best by dates from October 12, 2012 through October 12, 2013 on the packaging, or a "Crop Year" marking on the package of 2011 or 2012, up to and including October 12, 2012. You can see all of the product labels at the FDA site as well. No illnesses have been reported in association with this … [Read more...]

FDA: Sunland Has Been Shipping Tainted Peanut Butter Since 2009

Sunland Inc., the peanut butter maker at the heart of a 20-state Salmonella outbreak, has been knowingly shipping peanut butter tainted by Salmonella since 2009, according to newly released reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That revelation and a host of others were included in a report made by FDA inspectors after a month-long inspection that ended October 16, 2012. The report, sent to Sunland President Jimmie  D.  Shearer, stated  Sunland failed to make foods  "under conditions and controls necessary to minimize the potential for growth of microorganisms and contamination. Specifically," the report states,  "Since 2009, your firm has distributed lots of peanut butter and nut butters that were positive for Salmonella." The report then lists products  that tested … [Read more...]

Sunland Peanut Butter Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak Grows to 41 Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their investigation into the Salmonella Bredeney outbreak linked to Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter produced by Sunland Inc. Now 41 people are ill in 20 states. Ten people have been hospitalized. There have been no deaths. The three new cases are from New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has been contacted by possible victims in this outbreak, said, "Sunland and Trader Joe's are responsible for this outbreak. Anyone who has been sickened in this outbreak should see their healthcare provider for care." Sixty-three percent of patients are children under the age of 10. A huge number of products have been recalled relating to this contamination.  You can see the entire list of … [Read more...]

BT McElrath Chocolatier Recalling Peanut Butter Pave

BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. is recalling seasonal peanut butter pave because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was made with ingredients produced by Sunland, Inc. that have been recalled. Sunland's Trader Joe Valencia peanut butter is linked to a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak in the United States. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with these recalled products. The products are 2 and 5 piece Peanut Butter Pave in these lots: Lot #12031 with Best by date of 4-30-12, and UPC numbers 693868102117 and 69386905312. Lot #12046 with Best by date of 6-15-12 and UPC numbers 693868102117 and 69386905312. Lot #12159 with Best by date of 10-7-12 and UPC numbers 693868102117 and 69386905312. And Lot #12201 with Best by date of 11-26-12 and UPC numbers 693868102117 … [Read more...]

Bumble Bar Recalls Bars Made with Sunland Peanuts

Bumble Bar is recalling some lots of their Gluten Free Café™ Chocolate Sesame Bars and Gluten Free Café™ Cinnamon Sesame Bars because they were made with Sunland peanuts. Those nuts have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Sunland made Trader Joe's Valencia peanut butter is linked to a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak that has sickened 38 people in the United States, most of them children. No illnesses have been associated with Bumble Bar recalled products. You can see the long list of UPC codes and lot codes of the recalled products at the FDA site. The products were distributed nationwide from June 2011 through October 2012 and sold primarily to retail stores and through internet orders. If you have purchased these products, destroy them or return them to the place of … [Read more...]

Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak Linked to Sunland Trader Joe Peanut Butter Grows

The CDC has updated its investigation into the Salmonella Bredeney outbreak that is linked to Trader Joe's Valencia peanut butter produced by Sunland Inc. Now 38 people have been sickened with the outbreak strain of the bacteria. Ten people have been hospitalized. There are no deaths. The case count by state is: Arizona (1), California (5), Connecticut (3), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (1), Texas (5), Virginia (1), and Washington (2). Sixty-six percent of the ill persons are children under the age of 10. Sunland has been recalling products for weeks, and derivative product recalls have reached into the hundreds of … [Read more...]

New Mexico DoH Updates Salmonella Bredeney Peanut Butter Outbreak; 36 Ill

The New Mexico Department of Health and the CDC have confirmed that a 5-year-old girl in Roosevelt County, New Mexico has contracted the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney linked to Sunland peanut products. The little girl ate many different products containing peanut butter. Food Poisoning Bulletin broke the story of the Smuckers Uncrustables recall for possible Salmonella contamination and the story that those sandwiches were used in the national school lunch program. Some of those products were made with recalled Sunland peanuts. Derivative recalls have been announced almost every day since the outbreak began. You can see all of the recalled products, along with consumer advice, at the FDA web site. Sunland has ceased production and distribution of all of its products from its … [Read more...]

Recalls for Products Containing Sunland Peanuts Continue to Grow

The recalls for Sunland peanuts for possible Salmonella contamination continue to grow. Four more recalls were announced today, including one for pet food. One Sunland product, Trader Joe's Valencia peanut butter, is linked to a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak that has sickened at least 35 people in 19 states. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the products listed below. You can see all of the recalls at the FDA site. Natural Selection Foods is recalling Earthbound Farm Baby Spinach Grab & Go Salad Kits with Peanuts. The product is in a 3.5 ounce clamshell container with UPC number 0-32601-08875-0. All "use by" dates are affected. They were distributed to supermarkets and foodservice operators in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, … [Read more...]

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