Peanut Butter Recall

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:

 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.

4 Responses to “Peanut Butter Recall”

  1. Jason Brooks Says:

    Just checked my Trader Joes Organic Creamy Peanut Butter which is on this list but a different UPC on the jar. Guess I am good to go, which is good as I just opened and ate some earlier today.

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  3. Angelic Says:

    I find it interesting that I receive about three email alerts a day, directly from the FDA, regarding current recalls and never got notification of this one! I found out because I had PB on my shopping list and there were none on the shelves. Wonder how many more recalls I am not being made aware of?!

    I called Sunland to find out how Salmonella gets into nuts and they said that even though there were 30 confirmed illnesses directly linked to their product, it wasn’t a confirmed issue until the FDA concluded their investigation! Huh? What exactly constitutes a confirmation in the PR world?

    The fact that ONE company with ONE bacterial contamination can cause a shortage for the entire country is just one of the serious risks that Big Ag and our current food system poses to our food supply! Plant a garden and grow your own food!

  4. Bill Berndtson Says:

    Thank you ibannieb for this information!

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