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 latest food recall involves peanut butter.
The J.M. Smucker Company on Wednesday announced a limited voluntary recall on two batches of 16 oz. Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because of possible salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
We’re now up to more than 55 products being recalled because of a salmonella outbreak in a peanut processing plant in Georgia. The recalled items all used peanut butter or peanut paste from the Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely, Ga., though most are being recalled because of the risk of contamination and not because of any confirmed taint.
However, whew! What a lesson for a society teeming with processed foods. This peanut butter, mostly delivered in tubs to large manufacturers or group facilities like nursing homes and cafeterias, was pressed, crunched, blended, pureed and melted into such a vast array of goods that itemizing its presence is taking weeks. It has turned up in cookies, snack bars, ice cream, cracker sandwiches, sports energy and nutrition bars, peanut sauces and dog biscuits.