Peanut Butter Recall Expands Beyond Trader Joe's

A New Mexico-based company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries.

Sunland Inc. recalled the products under multiple brand names after the Food and Drug Administration and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.

Sunland manufactures and packages the Trader Joe's product.

Trader Joe’s voluntary recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter last Friday declaring that the company was acting out of “an abundance of caution,” because no confirmed report of contamination happened. However, the 29 confirmed cases were found soon after the product was collected early Saturday morning.

Trader Joe's is offering refunds.

A Sunland spokeswoman said the company recalled the other types of peanut and almond butters because they were manufactured with the same equipment as the Trader Joe's product.

None of the other products have been linked to illnesses.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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