Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Peanut Butter RECALL!!!!

I use peanut butter to stuff in the dogs Kong toys and for myself of course... thankfully none of ours is on the list... but please check your Peanut Butter to be sure.


For Immediate Release-Portales, NM (September 24, 2012)  – Sunland,
Inc. today 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.  These
products may be contaminated with  Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and
sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened
immune systems.  Healthy persons infected with  Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea
(which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  In rare circumstances, infection
with  Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more
severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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 Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri,
Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan,  Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North
Carolina,  Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey  and Maryland, according to a report issued on
September 22, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers, particularly
the many families who enjoy our peanut butter everyday.  While FDA, CDC, and State Health
Agencies investigate to confirm the cause of illnesses reported, as a precautionary step, we have
decided to voluntarily recall our  Almond Peanut and Cashew Butters, Tahini and Roasted
Blanched Peanut products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012.  If you
purchased these products, do not eat them.  Please return the product to your supermarket for a
full refund or dispose of it."

Statement of Jimmie Shearer, President and CEO of Sunland, Inc.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA).  No other Sunland products are affected by this recall.

The products were distributed  nationally to numerous large supermarket chains and  were 
available for purchase on the internet.


RECALL PDF




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