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Tuesday
Sep252012

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Dozens of Other Products

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Trader Joe's, a national grocery chain, already found itself having to recall its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter with Sea Salt because of links to 29 salmonella cases in 18 states when the news got worse on Monday.

Sunland, a New Mexico-based company that makes the peanut butter for Trader Joe's, said it was expanding the recall to 76 other peanut and almond products, mainly as a precaution since no other cases of salmonella have been traced to these items.

Katalin Coburn, Sunland's vice president of media relations, said "the products in question were manufactured on the same line that manufactured the Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter."

In all cases, it's the name of the retailer, not Sunland, that's on the label of the various merchandise.

Salmonella causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain 12 to 72 hours after infection.  Young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems are most at risk to developing severe infections.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Sep232012

Trader Joe’s Recalls Peanut Butter Linked to 29 Salmonella Cases

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- National grocery chain Trader Joe’s is voluntarily recalling  peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella cases in 18 states.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed all Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from sale, due to pending health-related inquiries,” Trader Joe’s said in a statement.

An investigation by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control determined the peanut butter was the likely source of the outbreak. Officials from the FDA and CDC briefed Trader Joe’s on Thursday, prompting the grocer to voluntarily recall the product, the FDA said in a statement issued Saturday.

The list of states that reported the illnesses was not released.

Anyone with the product is encouraged to either return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund or dispose of it.

Salmonella causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain 12 to 72 hours after infection. Young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems are most at risk to developing severe infections.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio







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