Sunland, Inc., the manufacturer of Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, has recalled all of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012.  In addition to the Trader Joe’s brand, the following brands of Peanut Butter and Almond butter are affected: Archer Farms, Earth Balance, fresh & easy, heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power, Serious Food, Snaclite, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout’s, Sunland, and Trader Joe’s. Read the news release, which includes a complete list of recalled products.

Illnesses caused by the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney have been documented in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut – 3 cases
  • Illinois – 1 case in McLean County with onset in August
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland – 1 case. A child under 18 years old, who was not hospitalized and who has recovered
  • Massachusetts – 3 cases
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota – 1 case
  • Missouri
  • New York – 1 case in New York City
  • North Carolina – 1 case (a child)
  • Pennsylvania – 2 cases
  • Nevada – 1 case in Clark County
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island – 1 case
  • Texas – 4 cases
  • Virginia
  • Washington

To date the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 29 illness from 15 states, but has yet to name the states on its website.  Thanks to eFoodAlert and Food Safety News