Peanut Butter Recall Expands to more than 100 Products Sold Nationwide Amid Salmonella Scare


A recall of peanut butter products has expanded to more than 100 items sold in grocery stores nationwide as at least 30 people in 19 states have been infected with the salmonella bacteria that may be linked to contaminated food.

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Last week, Trader Joe’s and Sunland Inc. initiated a peanut butter recall after 12 illnesses were linked to Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter produced by Sunland and sold in Trader Joe’s stores. Sunland has now recalled all products manufactured at its peanut butter and nut facility in New Mexico between May 1 and Sept. 24, although so far there is no direct tie between salmonella and other products. Sunland products are distributed nationally to a number of supermarket chains and sold under the Sunland or store brand name label.

Infection with the salmonella bacteria can cause salmonellosis, an illness that can result in serious and sometimes fatal complications. Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to the effects of salmonella contamination. In healthy people, salmonella exposure can lead to fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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