Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Recall of Almond Butter and Peanut Butter

According to an article on FoodSafetyNews.com, New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has initiated a massive recall of all of its almond butter and peanut butter products after a multistate Salmonella outbreak.

Salmonella can cause serious and even fatal infections in frail or elderly people, young children, and people with weakened immune systems.

The rare strain of the food borne bacteria, called Salmonella Bredeney, which contaminated the almond and peanut butter products caused at least 29 illnesses in 18 states between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These states include: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Sunland’s almond and peanut butter products were distributed to retail chains across the nation, including Trader Joe’s. The recalled butter products were manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. Consumers who have purchased any of the almond and/or peanut butter products on this FDA recall list should dispose of it or return the product to the supermarket from where it was purchased for a full refund.

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