Sunland recalls nut buttersPublished 11:13am Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sunland Inc. recalled some of its peanut butter and almond butter products on Monday.
The products were sold in Alabama at Kroger, Publix, Target, Wal-Mart and possibly other stores.
Products include certain varieties of Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Naturally Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power, Serious Food, Snaclite, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sunland, Dogsbutter and Trader Joe’s.
For a full list of recalled products, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm320647.htm.
These products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The voluntary recall was initiated after learning 29 people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states, including Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland between June 11 and Sept. 2, according to a report issued Sept. 22 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
President and CEO of Sunland Inc. said in a statement, “There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers, particularly the many families who enjoy our peanut butter everyday. While FDA, CDC, and State Health Agencies investigate to confirm the cause of illnesses reported, as a precautionary step, we have decided to voluntarily recall our Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Please return the product to your supermarket for a full refund or dispose of it.”