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Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recalled Nationwide

By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News

Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Sept. 24, 2012 -- An ongoing salmonella outbreak first traced to peanut butter sold at Trader Joe's stores now has expanded to include peanut and almond butters sold at Target and other stores.

Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter comes from Sunland Inc. in Portales, N.M. Sunland now has recalled all of its peanut butter and almond butter products made from May 1 to Sept. 24.

The outbreak so far has sickened 29 people in 18 states. Four people needed hospitalization. No deaths have been reported. Those sickened in the outbreak range in age from 1 to 77. Half the cases are in children 7 and younger; three-fourths of cases are under age 18.

The products were sold nationwide, both in stores and online.

CDC, state, and local officials had been looking for the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections that began on June 11. The investigation suggests that people became ill after eating Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.

All 14 ill people interviewed so far report shopping at Trader Joe's locations across the U.S. Twelve of these 14 people report eating Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter made with sea salt in the week before becoming ill.

Illnesses were reported in Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland.

The recalled Sunland products include:

UPC Type of Product Jar Size
8523902334 Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz
8523902333 Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds 16 oz
3377610090 Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed 16 oz
051379022518 fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz
20003357

fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea

Salt

16 oz
20003364 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz
20003388

fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea

Salt

16 oz
051379026431 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 40 oz
20003395 fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz
20003357

fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea

Salt

16 oz
20003371 fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz
2060140048 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz
2060140047 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz
2060140046 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz
2060140045 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz
3307915073

Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy

Valencia Peanut Butter

18 oz
3307915072

Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy

Valencia Peanut Butter

18 oz
910053 Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 lb
910060 Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 lb
5859500020 Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter 16 oz
5859500019 Naturally More Almond Butter 16 oz
5859500033 Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy 16 oz
5859500055 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 26 oz
5859500050 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 16 oz
7989311202 Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz
7989311201 Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz
5855200003 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 16 oz
5855200007 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 4 lb
4792100442 Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy 12 oz
4792100439

Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut

Butter, Crunchy

16 oz
4792100438

Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut

Butter, Creamy

16 oz
4792100436 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz
4792100435

Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter,

Crunchy

16 oz
4792100434

Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter,

Creamy

16 oz
4792100432 Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz
8506000004 Snaclite Power PB 16 oz
7487500334

Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No

Salt

16 oz
7487500335 Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No 16 oz
Salt
7487500336 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz
7487500337 Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz
7487500433 Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz
7487500434 Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz
7487500431 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz
4868787906

Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No

Stir

16 oz
4868786906

Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No

Stir

16 oz
4868722906

Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free

Valencia

16 oz
4868709915 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 40 oz
4868726910 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 12 oz
4868785920 Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter 36 oz
062725 Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb
4868730725 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb
029725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb
028725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter 40lb
26570 Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter 500 lb
4868726909 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz
4868767909 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz
4868785920 Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce 36 oz
22725 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb
22704 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb
4868722715 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb
4868721722 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 15 lb
48687009704 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb
4868790301 Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter 50 lb
87725 Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter 40 lb
4868786724 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 35 lb
4868786704 Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter 5 lb
4868784301

Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut

Butter

50 lb
21705 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 lb
25704 Crunchy Sugar Butter 5 lb
26704 Creamy Sugar Butter 5 lb
072704 Sunland Almond Butter 5 lb
003050 Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB 16 oz
4868772906

Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted

Almond

16 oz
00989275

Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted

Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted

00940795

Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds,

Crunchy & Salted

16 oz

Children under 5, older adults, and people with weak immune systems are particularly vulnerable to salmonella food poisoning.

Symptoms of salmonella, for most people, include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps some 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. After four to seven days, most people recover without treatment.

Some people develop severe diarrhea and need hospital care. Rarely, salmonella bacteria escape the gut and enter the blood, where they spread to other parts of the body. Such infections can be fatal if not treated promptly with antibiotics.

SOURCES:

News release, FDA.

CDC web site: "Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Infections."

Trader Joe's web site.

Sunland Inc. web site.

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