Peanut Butter Recall Includes Montana Food Banks
September 25, 2012 - Sunland, Inc. announced yesterday a voluntary limited recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products, manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012, because 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 Salmonellacan result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Although this product was primarily distributed nationally through grocery stores, the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) did source one truckload of the Sunland Peanut Butter involved in the recall. All MFBN food pantries and partner agencies are currently being contacted and notified of the recall. Anyone that may have received Sunland peanut butter involved in the recall, through a Montana food pantry or partner agency, is encouraged to call 1-866-837-1018 for information.
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 every day. 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 Butter and Peanut Butter 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.
The specifics of the affected products are as follows: The UPC is located on the side of the jar's label below the bar code.
Type of product
|8523902334||Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter||16 oz|
|8523902333||Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds||16 oz|
|3377610090||Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed||16 oz|
|051379022518||fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter||16 oz|
|20003357||fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with SeaSalt||16 oz|
|20003364||fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter||18 oz|
|20003388||fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with SeaSalt||16 oz|
|051379026431||fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter||40 oz|
|20003395||fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter||16 oz|
|20003357||fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with SeaSalt||16 oz|
|20003371||fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter||18 oz|
|2060140048||heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy||16 oz|
|2060140047||heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy||16 oz|
|2060140046||heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy||16 oz|
|2060140045||heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy||16 oz|
|3307915073||Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New CrunchyValencia Peanut Butter||18 oz|
|3307915072||Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New CreamyValencia Peanut Butter||18 oz|
|910053||Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt||15 lb|
|910060||Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt||15 lb|
|5859500020||Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter||16 oz|
|5859500019||Naturally More Almond Butter||16 oz|
|5859500033||Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy||16 oz|
|5859500055||Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan||26 oz|
|5859500050||Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan||16 oz|
|7989311202||Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter||16 oz|
|7989311201||Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter||16 oz|
|5855200003||Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula||16 oz|
|5855200007||Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula||4 lb|
|4792100442||Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy||12 oz|
|4792100439||Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir PeanutButter, Crunchy||16 oz|
|4792100438||Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir PeanutButter, Creamy||16 oz|
|4792100436||Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy||16 oz|
|4792100435||Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter,Crunchy||16 oz|
|4792100434||Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter,Creamy||16 oz|
|4792100432||Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy||16 oz|
|8506000004||Snaclite Power PB||16 oz|
|7487500334||Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, NoSalt||16 oz|
|7487500335||Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No||16 oz|
|7487500336||Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter||16 oz|
|7487500337||Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter||16 oz|
|7487500433||Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter||16 oz|
|7487500434||Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter||16 oz|
|7487500431||Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter||16 oz|
|4868787906||Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia NoStir||16 oz|
|4868786906||Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia NoStir||16 oz|
|4868722906||Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt FreeValencia||16 oz|
|4868709915||Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt||40 oz|
|4868726910||Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter||12 oz|
|4868785920||Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter||36 oz|
|062725||Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|4868730725||Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|029725||Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|028725||Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter||40lb|
|26570||Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter||500 lb|
|4868726909||Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter||18 oz|
|4868767909||Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter||18 oz|
|4868785920||Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce||36 oz|
|22725||Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|22704||Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter||5 lb|
|4868722715||Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|4868721722||Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter||15 lb|
|48687009704||Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter||5 lb|
|4868790301||Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter||50 lbs|
|87725||Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|4868786724||Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter||35 lb|
|4868786704||Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter||5 lb|
|4868784301||Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy PeanutButter||50 lb|
|21705||Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter||40 lb|
|25704||Crunchy Sugar Butter||5 lb|
|26704||Creamy Sugar Butter||5 lb|
|072704||Sunland Almond Butter||5 lb|
|003050||Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB||16 oz|
|4868772906||Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy RoastedAlmond||16 oz|
|00989275||Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with RoastedFlaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted|
|00940795||Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds,Crunchy & Salted||16 oz|
Best-If-Used-By Dates: This recall applies to the above products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. (Stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.)
Consumers who have purchased Sunland's Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products with the above UPC and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately. Consumers can contact the company at 1-866-837-1018, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MT at (575) 356-6638.
Media representatives should contact Ms. Katalin Coburn, Vice President for Media Relations, Sunland, Inc., at 805-796-3368.
Although Feeding America believes that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office, the Montana Food Bank Network did receive a truckload of the Sunland peanut butter and is participating in the recall.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm320647.htm?source=govdelivery