Almond, Peanut Butter Recall Expanded
A growing number of companies are recalling their peanut butter and almond products due to a Salmonella contamination. Among these companies are: Sunland, Falcon Trading Company, Sunridge Farms, Chattanooga Bakery/ Moonpie, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. Most of these companies used Sunland for their peanut butter supply.
Almond Butter and Peanut Butter Products Recall
- The recalled products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains.
- Recalled Sunland products are listed here. All other Sunland products are not affected by this recall.
- Though no illnesses are associated with Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms, they have issued a recall of three bulk items.
- Chattanooga Bakery’s Peanut Butter Crunch products with “Best By” dates of 02/26/13, 03/25/13, and 04/29/13 (9.6 ounce multipack and 2.4 ounce twin pack) have been recalled.
- Whole Foods Market is recalling 3 oz peanut butter cookies and 3 oz peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies sold in its self-serve pastry case, and mini peanut butter cookies sold in 12-pack paper bags, due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled cookies were sold before Sept. 29, 2012 in all Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
- Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111). The product comes in a 16 ounce, plastic jar with an expiration date of stamped below the lid. All code dates are included in this recall—up to and including 26JUL13 (July 26, 2013).
Risks of Salmonella
According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration:
- Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
- Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
- In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Serious Illnesses Associated with Salmonella
The recall was initiated after learning that between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, twenty-nine people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE in approximately 18 states, including Texas.
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