Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Safeway—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. The FDA action announced Monday is a mandatory order. The company's nut products have been "linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states," …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The recall is because of potentially-contaminated peanut butter sold in Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes.
Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes are being recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination. Flying Food Group is voluntarily recalling Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box with Enjoy By dates 8/10/12 to 10/6/12, which includes Justin’s Nut Butter 0.5-ounce single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs. According to the FDA, The recalled peanut butter squeeze packs contained in the Protein Bistro Boxes have the following Best By dates: 7/14/13, 7/26/13, 7/27/13, 7/28/13, 7/29/13, 8/9/23, 8/10/13, 8/13/13, 8/14/13, 8/15/13, 8/26/13, 8/27/13, 8/28/13, 8/29/13, or 8/30/13. Peanuts associated with the Sunland, Inc. recall were used in the production of certain lots of Justin's Honey Peanut Butter squeeze pack product and have the potential …
Friday, October 5, 2012
With the voluntary recall of peanut butter and other nut butters, are you eating anything that contains peanut butter?
Peanut butter is a staple in most American households. Most school lunches are packed with peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter crackers or peanut butter cookies. With the voluntary recall of peanut butter and peanut butter products, are you eating or serving any peanut or nut butter? Thirty people across 19 states have recently reported salmonella food poisoning, linked to contaminated nut butters. If you are not sending the kids off to school with a peanut butter sandwich, what are you giving them for lunch? Let us know in the coments section: Is the peanut butter and other nut butter recalls stopping you from eating peanut butter?
The voluntary recall of salmonella-contaminated peanut and almond butter now includes more than 70 products.
The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was in Grafton, reported WBZ-TV. Jackson Henson, 4, of South Grafton, became ill with salmonella after eating tainted peanut butter, and his family has filed a lawsuit, WBZ reported. Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Whole Foods, Walmart and GNC. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24. Sunland, Inc. is the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Company has removed house brand off the shelves and offered refunds to customers.
- Ken Stone
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Trader Joe’s corporate officials say they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” and ordering the recall of one type of its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns. “Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter” should not be eaten, the specialty grocery chain said. “We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat,” the company stated. But the food should not be eaten “pending health-related inquiries.” The Food and Drug Administration posted the company’s voluntary recall on its web site, but did not comment on the company’s statement. The potential salmonella contamination could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with compromised …