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Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Include Other Nut Products, Retailers


Last week New Mexico-based company Sunland Inc. voluntarily recalled 76 different products, including three brands of Trader Joe's peanut butter, after a multi-state outbreak of the rare salmonella virus Bredeney.

Earlier today, the company expanded the recall to include other kinds of nut butter, including almond, tahini, cashew, and blanched and roasted peanut products, as well as products manufactured on the same equipment as the Trader Joe's peanut butter. Ultimately, 101 products have been pulled from the shelves.

In addition to Trader Joe's, Sunland Inc. is recalling products from major retailers including Target, Harry and David, Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Whole Foods Market, and Fresh & Easy.

The federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that 30 people in 19 different states were sickened between June 11 and September 11. While almost two-thirds of the patients are younger than 10, there have been no deaths reported so far.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. It's most dangerous to children, elderly, and those with weak immune systems.

You can find a complete list of the products recalled on Sunland's official website. If you have any of the ones mentioned, you may want to toss them, just to be safe!




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