My sister sent me this email last night:
Hi . . . I cannot believe I switched from a Skippy Peanut Butter, to Open Nature, and it made it on the recall list: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm#recalled
Amazing!!!!!!!! What’s worse, is I ate some early today, before I saw this website. My jar, is the exact number on the list. What is with the food??
For Immediate Release-Portales, NM (October 4, 2012) – Sunland Inc. expanded its ongoing recall of all products manufactured in the Sunland nut butter production facility between March 1, 2010 and September 24, 2012 because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company reports that it is adding 139 products to the recall, bringing the total number of products being recalled by Sunland Inc. to 240 products. (yes, 2 years worth of their peanut butter production being recalled, you read that right)
The expanded recall covers all previously identified Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, and Tahini products as well as Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. New product categories being added to the list are several varieties of flavored butters and spreads, including Thai Ginger Butter, Chocolate Butter and Banana Butter.
Heads up people! The recall includes products from Trader Joes, Harry & David, Sprouts and even Whole Paychecks (Foods).
The expanded recall adds forty-nine (49) products that are currently within the manufacturer’s recommended shelf-life, that is, the “Best-If-Used-By” dates have not expired. The expanded recall also covers ninety (90) products consumers may still have in their homes which are older than the “Best-If-Used-By Date”.
A list of all products being recalled by Sunland Inc. can be found in the company’s recall announcement. Check it out and verify you aren’t eating your peanut butter & jelly sandwich contaminated with Salmonella.
Do NOT eat the recalled products. This is especially important for children under the age of 5 years, elderly adults, and people with weak immune systems. All products with “Best-If-Used-By” dates of March 1, 2011 or later should be discarded or returned immediately.
Sis, hope your jar was bacteria free, but if you aren’t feeling well later, we’ll know that Sunland’s acceptable risk for sloppy production protocols, has infected you.