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Peanut Butter Recall Expands

Popular Brands Named; Salmonella Cases in 19 States So Far

By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News

Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Sept. 26, 2012 -- The nationwide recall of peanut butter has vastly expanded to include dozens of peanut butter, tahini, and other nut butter products, many sold under popular brand names.

All of the products use nuts from Sunland Farms. The New Mexico nut company is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that so far has sickened 30 people in 19 states.

Four people who ate the products have been hospitalized. There have been no reported deaths. Those sickened in the outbreak range in age from 1 to 77. Half the cases are in children 7 and younger; two-thirds of cases are under 10.

Reported case were in Arizona (1 case), California (2), Connecticut (3), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (1), Texas (4), Virginia (1), and Washington (2).

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 (86%) of these 14 people report eating Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter made with sea salt in the week before becoming ill.

The Trader Joe's product came from Sunland Farms, which supplied nut butters sold under many popular brand names such as Target's Archer Farms and Harry & David. All of these products are being recalled.

Some of the Sunland products being recalled were sold in 500-pound barrels, suggesting that the peanut butter has been used to make other kinds of products. Chattanooga Bakery, the maker of MoonPie and other snacks, and Sunridge Farms have recalled products made with nuts sold by Sunland.

Sunland Farms announced the recall of these products:

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 Salt 16 oz
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
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 40 lb
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 RoastedAlmond 16 oz
00989275 Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted 16 oz
00971119 Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz
00940795 Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 oz
Updated to include the following products:
8523902336 Archer Farms Almond, Peanut & Cashew Butter 16 oz
8523920335 Archer Farms Creamy Cashew Butter 16 oz
051379022525 Fresh & Easy Creamy Cashew Butter 16 oz
003248 Fresh & Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Cups 72/2 oz
051379041625 Fresh & Easy goodness Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter 12/8 1.1 oz cups in a carton
8099473873 Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter 12 oz
8099473871 Harry & David Creamy Banana Peanut Spread 12 oz
8099473872 Harry & David Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread 12 oz
4792100444 Serious Food Silly Prices Tahini 12 oz
047730 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 30 lbs
41330 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Peanuts 30 lbs
4868763325 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Runner Peanuts 30 lbs
4868763326 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Runner Peanuts 30 lbs
4868771725 Sunland Sesame Tahini 40 lbs
41323 Sunland Valencia Roasted Blanched Salted 30 lbs
4868757906 Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter, Crunchy Almonds and Peanuts 16 oz
4868760906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Spread 16 oz
4868773906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate Spread 16 oz
4868761906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Raspberry Spread 16 oz
4868771906 Sunland Natural Tahini, Creamy Roasted Sesame 16 oz
4868732810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy 12 oz
4868731810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy 12 oz
4868755810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Cherry Vanilla 12 oz
4868754810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Dark Chocolate 12 oz
4868747810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy Chipotle Chile 12 oz

This recall applies to the above products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013, and Sept. 24, 2013. (This is stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.)

Chattanooga Bakery Inc. has recalled its Peanut Butter Crunch products with "Best By" dates of 02/26/13, 03/25/13, and 04/29/13. None of the company's other products, including MoonPies, have been recalled.

Sunridge Farms also recalled:

  • Sunridge Farms Energy Nuggets

Item Code

UPC Code

Item Description

Pack Size

Case Quantity

Lot Codes

022160 086700221600 Sunridge Candy - Energy Nuggets 10 Pound Case 852 Cases 2351244; 2361244; 2411244
2421244; 1851217; 1871217
1881817; 1911217; 1921217
1931217; 1941217; 1951217
  • Sunridge Farms Peanut Butter Power Chews

Item Code

UPC Code

Item Description

Pack Size

Case Quantity

Lot Codes

500200 086700902004 Sunridge Candy - Peanut Butter Power Chews 10 Pound Case 1846 Cases 2511230; 2541230; 2551230
2561230; 2361214; 2371214
2401214; 2211283; 2221283
2271283; 2281283; 2011212
2021212; 2051212; 2061212
2071212; 2081212; 1711269
1721269; 1731269; 1741269
1771269; 1781269
  • Sunridge Farms Treasure Trove Mix

Item Code

UPC Code

Item Description

Pack Size

Case Quantity

Lot Codes

430110 086700301104 Sunridge Snack Mix - Treasure Trove Mix 20 Pound Case 50 Cases 2051213; 2271263

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 about 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: "Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Infections."

Trader Joe's web site.

FDA web site.

Sunland Farms web site.

Sunridge Farms web site.

Chattanooga Bakery web site.

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