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More Than 200 Peanut Butter Products Now on Sunland Recall

The voluntary expansion of an ongoing recall is for all products manufactured in the company's peanut butter plant in New Mexico. Many of the products are sold in Baldwin Park markets.

today announced a voluntary expansion of its ongoing recall of all products manufactured in its peanut butter plant in New Mexico, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specifically, the recall is being expanded to include all products manufactured in its peanut butter plant after March 1, 2010, according to the FDA.

The scope of the initial recall covered 101 products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and Sept. 24, 2012. The expanded recall adds 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 adds 90 products consumers may still have in their homes which are older than the “Best-If-Used-By Date.” Distribution of many of the products being added to the recall was discontinued some time ago. 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.

The company is voluntarily expanding the recall to cover all products manufactured in its peanut butter plant since March 2010 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient requires hospitalization. Older adults, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection.

None of the 139 products being added to the recall list have been associated with any reported illness to date; however, the company initiated the recall on Sept. 24, 2012, after receiving a Sept. 22, 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that between June 11, 2012 and Sept, 2, 2012, 29 people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states, and that among those reporting illnesses, fourteen persons had been interviewed at that time, with twelve reporting having eaten the same single product made by the company.

As of Sept. 25, 2012, the CDC reported a total of 30 illnesses in 19 states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Additional testing conducted as part of the joint investigation by the company and FDA since the recall was initiated has confirmed the presence of Salmonella Bredeney, according to a report provided to the company by the CDC and FDA on Oct. 3, 2012. The FDA and the company are continuing their investigation.

The products were distributed under the company’s own label and under other brand names, and were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket, grocery and retail chains. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.

All products with “Best-If-Used-By” dates of March 1, 2011 or later should be returned or discarded immediately. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return or dispose of them immediately. The “Best-If-Used-By” date is stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar. The UPC is located below the bar code on all products. For products in jars it will appear on the side of the jar’s label. For products in other types of containers, the bar code may be located elsewhere on the packaging.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1-866-837-1018 for information on the recall. This toll- free number is operational 24 hours a day. Consumers who have products which are within their current shelf life (“Best-If-Used-By” dates of Oct. 4, 2012 and later) should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard them. All expired products (“Best- If-Used-By” dates of Oct. 4, 2012 and earlier) should be discarded. Customers who purchased products directly from the company’s web site should discard the products and contact the Company at 1-866-837-1018.

"For 22 years Sunland has been committed to producing high quality, safe products and taking appropriate steps to ensure the safety and good health of everyone who enjoys them. We are most concerned about the individuals experiencing these recent illnesses. Sunland is dedicating all of its resources to the identification and correction of any conditions which have created the potential for Salmonella contamination in any of our products. We are reviewing every step in our manufacturing process and are confident that the expertise being applied to the investigation will enable Sunland to take any necessary corrective measures and once again produce products that families will enjoy with confidence, " Oct. 4, 2012, statement of Jimmie Shearer, president and CEO of Sunland, Inc.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA. The specifics of the affected products are set forth below. Products being added to the list for the first time appear in the first table. All previously identified products follow in the second table. 

List of Products Added to Recall on Oct. 4, 2012—Recall covers all of the following products which were manufactured on March 1, 2010 or later. The “Best- if-Used-By” Dates stamped on the recalled products will be March 1, 2011 or later.

UPCType of ProductJar Size AC223 American Choice Creamy Peanut Butter 6 x 5 lb AC222 American Choice Creamy Peanut Butter 6 x 5 lb 085239021743 Archer Farms Creamy Cinnamon Peanut Butter 12 oz 085239021750 Archer Farms Creamy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter 12 oz 085239264409 Archer Farms Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 085239023310 Archer Farms Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 085239020531 Archer Farms Creamy Vanilla Cranberry Peanut Butter 12 oz 085239264508 Archer Farms Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 085239023327 Archer Farms Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 085239021422 Archer Farms No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter 12 oz 085239015308 Archer Farms No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter 12 oz 085239020302 Archer Farms Organic Chunky Peanut Butter 12 oz 085239020203 Archer Farms Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 12 oz 47046 Arrowhead Mills Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 074333470588 Arrowhead Mills Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 15 lb 074333470380 Arrowhead Mills Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter 15 lb 074333470052 Arrowhead Mills Organic Sesame Tahini 16 oz 815369011594 Cadia All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 815369010993 Cadia All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter No Stir 18 oz 815369011600 Cadia All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz 815369011006 Cadia All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter No Stir 18 oz 815369011181 Cadia All Natural Unsalted Creamy Almond Butter 18 oz 815369011167 Cadia All Natural Unsalted Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 815369011174 Cadia All Natural Unsalted Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz 22722 Creamy Peanut Butter 15 lb 5051379032494 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 6 / 2 oz 780994757868 Harry & David Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread 12 oz 096619124497 Kirkland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy 40 oz 048687309177 Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 28 oz 5VR3023099 Multiple Organics Certified Organic Valencia Peanuts-Dry Roasted 30 lb 706173011057 Natural Value Creamy Salted 100% Organic Peanut Butter 18 oz 910145 Natural Value Creamy Salted Peanut Butter 5 lb 706173011033 Natural Value Creamy Unsalted 100% Natural Peanut Butter 18 oz 706173011019 Natural Value Creamy Unsalted 100% Organic Peanut Butter 18 oz 706173011064 Natural Value Crunchy Salted 100% Organic Peanut Butter 18 oz 706173011040 Natural Value Crunchy Unsalted 100% Natural Peanut Butter 18 oz 706173011026 Natural Value Crunchy Unsalted 100% Organic Peanut Butter 18 oz 909057 Natural Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 909095 Natural Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 15 lb 910039 Natural Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter w/Salt 15 lb 910121 Natural Value Organic Creamy Salted Peanut Butter 5 lb 909064 Natural Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 5 lb 909101 Natural Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 15 lb 910046 Natural Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter w/Salt 15 lb 910114 Natural Value Organic Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter 5 lb 847921004409 Serious Food Silly Prices Cashew Butter Creamy 12 oz 847921004416 Serious Food Silly Prices Cashew Butter Crunchy 12 oz 847921004430 Serious Food…Silly Prices Almond Butter Crunchy 12oz 847921004379 Serious Food…Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy 16oz 847921004331 Serious Food…Silly Prices Peanut Butter Crunchy 16oz 874875004322 Sprouts Tahini Butter 16 oz 646670304316 Sun Harvest Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter 18oz 646670304392 Sun Harvest Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 18oz 646670304293 Sun Harvest Natural Creamy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz 646670304972 Sun Harvest Natural Crunchy Mixed Nut Butter 16 oz 646670304378 Sun Harvest Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz 646670304279 Sun Harvest Natural Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter 16 oz 646670304354 Sun Harvest Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 646670304330 Sun Harvest Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 56906 Sunland Almond & Valencia Mixed Nuts Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 060527 Sunland Banana Peanut Butter 500 lb 060301 Sunland Banana Peanut Butter 50 lb 073301 Sunland Chocolate PB 50 lb 073527 Sunland Chocolate PB 500 lb 072725 Sunland Creamy Almond Butter 40 lb 26725 Sunland Creamy Butter 40 lb 086527 Sunland Creamy No Stir 500 lb 086301 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 50 lb 081725 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 26527 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 500 lb 4898732722 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 15 lb 36527 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 500 lb 22705 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 048687263011 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 50 lb 72048687866165 Sunland Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter Cups 72 / 2 oz 048687259090 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz 4898731722 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 15 lb 048687548132 Sunland Dark Chocolate Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 10 oz 56704 Sunland Mixed Nuts Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 22527 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 500 lb 48687009778 Sunland Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter 5 lb 21704 Sunland Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter 6 x 5 lb 21724 Sunland Natural Crunchy Valencia No Salt Peanut Butter 50 lb 044725 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter 40 lb 048687607549 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Banana 500 g 048687600724 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Banana - Squeeze Pack 1.1 oz 048687599066 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Caramel Spread 16 oz 048687540723 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Chocolate 1.1oz 048687547548 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Chocolate 500 g 048687340729 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia 1.1oz 48687867349 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Valencia Creamy 500 g 048687877348 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Valencia Crunchy 500 g C47810 Sunland Onion Parsley Peanut Butter 375 g 048687528295 Sunland Organic Cinnamon Currant Creamy Peanut Butter 375 g 4868788704 Sunland Organic Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868732704 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868732723 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 32 lb 4868732724 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 35 lb 048687329700 Sunland Organic Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 16 oz 4868731724 Sunland Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 35 lb 4868735723 Sunland Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 32 lb 4868735724 Sunland Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter w/Salt 35 lb 048687319701 Sunland Organic Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter 16 oz 048687898299 Sunland Organic Dark Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter 375 g 048687508105 Sunland Organic Thai Ginger Crunchy Peanut Butter 375 g 50704 Sunland Organic Thai Ginger Peanut Butter 5 lb 71704 Sunland Tahini Butter 6 x 5 lb 048687328093 Sunland Organic Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter 500 g 048687318094 Sunland Organic Valencia Crunchy Peanut Butter 500 g 048687508105 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter Creamy Thai Ginger & Red Pepper 12 oz 41331 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Peanuts 30 lb 41333 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Granulated Peanuts 30 lb 41334 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Granulated Peanuts 30 lb 83326 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted Blanched and Salted Peanuts 30 lb 048687558292 Sunland Organic Vanilla Cranberry Creamy Peanut Butter 375 g 55813 Sunland Organic Vanilla Cranberry Peanut Butter 10 oz 4868741325 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Granulated Peanuts 30 lb 4868763329 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Granulated Runner Peanuts 30 lb 16326 Sunland Roasted Blanched Honey Peanuts 30 lb 2370230000 Sunland Roasted Blanched Organic Spanish Peanuts 30 lb 048687349708 Sunland TruePB Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 16 oz 048687339709 Sunland TruePB Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter 16 oz C22809 Sunland Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter 500 g 048687318131 Sunland Valencia Crunchy Organic Peanut Butter 10 oz 048687219063 Sunland Valencia Natural Crunchy 16 oz 048687328130 Sunland Valencia Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 10 oz 048687229093 Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter Creamy 18 oz 048687866281 Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter Creamy 6 / 2 oz 048687219094 Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter Crunchy 18 oz 41320 Sunland Valencia Roasted and Blanched 30 lb 41321 Sunland Valencia Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Peanuts 30 lb 41322 Sunland Valencia Roasted and Blanched Wildlife 30 lb 00819558 Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 00915878 Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter 16 oz 00819534 Trader Joe's Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16oz 00915816 Trader Joe's Organic Crunchy Unsalted Peanut Butter 16 oz 891317002326 Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter 26 oz 891317002210 Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter 16 oz 1A733 Yogurtland Dark Roast Peanut Butter with Flax 45 lb

 

List of Products Recalled September 24, 2012—Expanded recall now covers ALL of the following products which were manufactured on March 1, 2010 or later. The “Best-if-Used-By” Dates stamped on the recalled products will be March 1, 2011 or later.

UPCType of ProductJar Size 8523902336 Archer Farms Almond, Peanut & Cashew Butter 16 oz 8523920335 Archer Farms Creamy Cashew Butter 16 oz 8523902334 Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz 8523902333 Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds 16 oz 3377610090 Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed 16 oz 51379022525 fresh & easy Creamy Cashew Butter 16 oz

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Fresh & Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Cups 72 / 2 oz 51379022518 fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz 51379041625 fresh & easy goodness Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter 8 / 1.1 oz cups 20003357 fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz 20003364 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 20003388 fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz 51379026431 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 40 oz 20003395 fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz 20003371 fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz 8099473873 Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter 12 oz 8099473871 Harry & David Creamy Banana Peanut Spread 12 oz 8099473872 Harry & David Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread 12 oz 2060140048 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 2060140047 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz 2060140046 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 2060140045 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz 3307915073 Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter 18 oz 3307915072 Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 18 oz 910053 Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 lb 910060 Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 lb 5859500020 Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter 16 oz 5859500020 Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter 16 oz 5859500019 Naturally More Almond Butter 16 oz 5859500019 Naturally More Almond Butter 16 oz 5859500033 Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy 16 oz 5859500055 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 26 oz 5859500050 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 16 oz 7989311202 Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 7989311201 Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 5855200003 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 16 oz 5855200007 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 4 lb 4792100442 Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy 12 oz 4792100439 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz 4792100438 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 4792100436 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 4792100435 Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz 4792100434 Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 4792100432 Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 4792100444 Serious Food Silly Prices Tahini 12 oz 8506000004 Snaclite Power PB 16 oz 7487500334 Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt 16 oz 7487500335 Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt 16 oz 7487500336 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 7487500337 Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 7487500433 Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz 7487500434 Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz 7487500431 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 4868787906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir 16 oz 4868786906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir 16 oz 4868722906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia 16 oz 4868709915 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 40 oz 4868726910 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 12 oz 47730 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 30 lb 62725 Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 4868757906 Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter, Crunchy Almonds and Peanuts 16 oz 4868760906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Spread 16 oz 4868773906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate Spread 16 oz 4868761906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Raspberry Spread 16 oz 4868771906 Sunland Natural Tahini, Creamy Roasted Sesame 16 oz 4868732810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy 12 oz 4868731810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy 12 oz 4868755810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Cherry Vanilla 12 oz 4868754810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Dark Chocolate 12 oz 4868747810 Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy Chipotle Chile 12 oz 4868730725 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 41330 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Peanuts 30 lb 29725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 28725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 lb 26570 Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter 500 lb 4868726909 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 4868767909 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 4868763325 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Runner Peanuts 30 lb 4868763326 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Runner Peanuts 30 lb 4868771725 Sunland Sesame Tahini 40 lb 4868785920 Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce 36 oz 41323 Sunland Valencia Roasted Blanched Salted 30 lb 22725 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 22704 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868722715 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 4868721722 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 15 lb 48687009704 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868790301 Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter 50 lb 87725 Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter 40 lb 4868786724 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 35 lb 4868786704 Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868784301 Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 50 lb 21705 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 lb 25704 Crunchy Sugar Butter 5 lb 26704 Creamy Sugar Butter 5 lb 72704 Sunland Almond Butter 5 lb

3050

Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB 16 oz 4868772906 Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted Almond 16 oz 989275 Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted 16 oz 971119 Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz 940795 Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted 16 oz

A full copy of the list of recalled products is also available at the company’s web site: sunlandinc.com 

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