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Peanut Butter Recall List Swells To 240 Products Dating Back To 2010

New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has recalled everything made in the plant since March 2010 — a total of 240 products, The Associated Press reported Friday.

The list of peanut butter, nut butter, and other nut products recalled due to concerns over salmonella poisoning now stands at 240.

New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has recalled everything made in the plant since March 2010 — a total of 240 products, The Associated Press reported Friday.

Click here for the full list of recalled items.

The list of recalled products has more than doubled this week. As of Oct. 3, Sunland's recall included 101 products. Click here for more on that story.

The update comes as the Food and Drug Administration found what it called "objectionable conditions" at Sunland’s New Mexico plant in 2010, The Associated Press reported Friday.

FDA records show two inspections at the plant in 2009 and 2010 found "objectionable conditions" but classified the findings as not meeting the agency's threshold for action and any corrective actions by Sunland were voluntary, The Associated Press reported.

Sunland did not respond to The Associated Press’s requests for comment.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that officials now count 35 recent salmonella illnesses in 19 states across the country — most of them in children under the age of 10. All of the illnesses have been linked to Trader Joe's peanut butter made at the Sunland plant. The greatest numbers of illnesses have been reported in California and Texas; each state reported five cases as of Friday.

According to health officials, Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 hours to 72 hours after infection. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.

Rat Fink October 07, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Well this sucks eggs. The price if peanut butter has doubled in the last year. We're looking at $10 for a 32oz jar now.
DDMH October 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Thanks Toni, for helping us to keep our families safer by informing our community of this and other similar issues. This is why local press is so important and valuable to the communities it serves.

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