From Green Right Now Reports
A major recall of peanut and almond butters by Sunland has expanded to include cashew butter, tahini and other products sold under the Sunland label and a handful of house brands, such as Trader Joe’s and Sprouts.
The affected products, blamed for a scattered outbreak of salmonella, were manufactured by Sunland between May 1, 2012 and Sept. 24, 2012, are the subject of a major recall because of potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall was prompted by 29 people across 18 states being diagnosed with infections caused by Salmonella Bredeney. The victims fell ill between June and early September.
Salmonella can be fatal in children, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. Healthy people generally experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
The recall includes Sunland Almond Butter and Peanut Butter, and was expanded today to include Cashew, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products.
Those whose illnesses were traced back to these products live in Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Check your products against the list of recalled items and be aware that recalled products include several items sold under the Sprouts, Trader Joe’s and Harry & David brands, as well as those carrying the Sunland label.