Major peanut butter recall expands

Peanut, almond butter recall expanded

Sunland Inc., which had announced a voluntary recall of its peanut butter and almond butter, has now expanded that recall to include its cashew butter, tahini and other products, the company announced Wednesday.

The New Mexico-based Sunland recalled the products after one its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe’s groceries.

On Wednesday, Channel 2 Action News confirmed products involved in the recall were also pulled from shelves at Target, Publix, Kroger and Whole Foods stores in metro Atlanta.

Sunland recalled the products after the FDA and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked at least 30 salmonella illnesses in 19 states to Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Trader Joe’s recalled the product on Saturday.

The Sunland recall affects more than 100 products manufactured between May and Sept. 24. Four hospitalizations have been linked to the contaminated products.

“Children under 5 and elderly persons and people with compromised immune systems are often more susceptible to salmonella,” Laura Gieraltowski, a foodborne disease epidemiologist with the CDC, told Channel 2.

Sunland asks consumers with recalled products to dispose of them or return them to the grocery store for a full refund.

A complete list of products can be found here.

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