Description: Sunland, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter, which it has now expanded to include its Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. Sunland’s recall includes 101 products, and several retailers have issued additional recalls including items made with Sunland ingredients. The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains and were available for purchase on the internet. The voluntary recall was initiated after learning that between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, twenty-nine people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states, including Texas.
Hazard: Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Remedy: Consumers who have purchased Sunland’s Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched peanut products are urged to discard the product immediately.