The peanut butter recall that began with Trader Joe’s store-brand Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter has expanded to more than 100 other products sold nationally in 30 states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
Last week, Sunland Inc., of Portales, N.M., the company that produces the Trader Joe's peanut butter brand, recalled the product after several people reported contracting salmonella after eating it. No deaths have been reported.
According to the FDA, companies included in the additional recalls as of Oct. 3 are: Chattanooga Bakery Inc., Fairytale Brownies, Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms, Giant Food, Gretchen Shoebox Express, Harry and David, Jer's Chocolates, Justin's, Late July Snacks, Newman's Own Organics, Oregon Ice Cream Company, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Whole Foods Market, and Xan Confections. The products are sold at Target, Stop and Shop, Harry and David, Whole Foods Market, Fresh and Easy, Sprouts, Heinen’s, and Giant Foods, among others. The recall also includes other products like cookies, peanut butter crackers, brownies, and ice cream.
Last Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the initial recall for Trader Joe’s store brand Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter sold in grocery stores across the country. The recall eventually expanded to other Sunland products. According to the company, any brand of peanut butter or almond butter produced with the expirations dates from May 1, 2013 through Sept. 24, 2013 is part of the recall. The Trader Joe’s brand, Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, is sold in a 16-ounce plastic jar with the product code “97111” and the expiration dates June 11 to Sept. 2.
Sunland issued an extension of the recall of other brands of peanut butter, such as Archer Farms sold in Target, Fresh & Easy, Heinen’s, Naturally More and Sprout’s, to name a few. Sunland said its peanut butter products were manufactured using the same equipment as the recalled Trader Joe’s and the company is issuing the voluntary recall on its entire product line “out of an abundance of caution.”
No new reports of salmonella illnesses have been reported since the initial recall, which affected 30 people in 19 states between June 11 and Sept. 11 this year. No deaths have been reported.
A full list of peanut and almond butter brands affected under the recall as of Oct. 3 are listed below. The FDA said “consumers should not eat the recalled products” and “should dispose of the product or return the product to the store where they purchased it.”
UPCType of productJar Size8523902336Archer Farms Almond, Peanut & Cashew Butter16 oz8523902334Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter16 oz8523920335Archer Farms Creamy Cashew Butter16 oz8523902333Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds16 oz26704Creamy Sugar Butter5 lb25704Crunchy Sugar Butter5 lb003050Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB16 oz3377610090Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed16 oz20003395fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter16 oz051379022525fresh & easy Creamy Cashew Butter16 oz20003364fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz051379026431fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter40 oz003248fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter Cups72/2 0z051379022518fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz20003371fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz051379041625fresh & easy goodness valencia Creamy Peanut Butter12/8 1.1 oz cups in a carton20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz20003388fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz8099473871Harry & David Creamy Banana Peanut Spread12 oz8099473872Harry & David Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread12 oz8099473873Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter12 oz2060140048heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz2060140047heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz2060140046heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz2060140045heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz3307915072Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter18 oz3307915073Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter18 oz910053Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb910060Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb5859500019Naturally More Almond Butter16 oz5859500020Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter16 oz5859500033Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy16 oz5859500050Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan16 oz5859500055Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan26 oz7989311202Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz7989311201Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz5855200003Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula16 oz5855200007Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula4 lb4792100444Serious Food Silly Prices Tahini12 oz4792100442Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy12 oz4792100438Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz4792100439Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz4792100436Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz4792100434Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz4792100435Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz4792100432Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz8506000004Snaclite Power PB16 oz7487500433Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter16 oz7487500336Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz7487500431Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz7487500434Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz7487500337Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz7487500334Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt16 oz7487500335Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt16 oz072704Sunland Almond Butter5 lb26570 Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter500 lb4868790301Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter50 lbs4868786704Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter5 lb22704Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb22725Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb047730Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter30 lbs4868726909Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz4868726910Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter12 oz4868786724Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter35 lb4868709915Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt40 oz87725 Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter40 lb21705Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb4868721722Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter15 lb062725Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb4868784301Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter50 lb4868772906Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted Almond16 oz4868767909Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz48687009704Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb4868757906Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter, Crunchy Almonds and Peanuts16 oz4868722906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia16 oz4868786906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir16 oz4868787906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir16 oz4868760906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Spread16 oz4868773906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate Spread16 oz4868761906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Raspberry Spread16 oz4868771906Sunland Natural Tahini, Creamy Roasted Sesame`16 oz4868722715Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb4868730725Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb4868732810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy12 oz4868755810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Cherry Vanilla12 oz4868754810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Dark Chocolate12 oz4868731810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy12 oz4868747810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy Chipotle Chile12 oz41330Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Peanuts30 lbs029725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb028725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb4868763326Sunland Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Runner Peanuts30 lbs4868763325Sunland Roasted and Blanched Runner Peanuts30 lbs4868771725Sunland Sesame Tahini40 lbs4868785920Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce36 oz41323Sunland Valencia Roasted Blanched Salted30 lbs00940795Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted16 oz00971119Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz00989275Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted16 oz
The following companies have informed FDA and the public of related recalls. Please see the news release links below for product specifics and recall dates:
- Chattanooga Bakery Inc. - Peanut Butter Crunch products
- Fairytale Brownies - Peanut Butter Brownies, Peanut Butter Sprites oand Peanut Butter Cookies
- Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms - Sunridge Candy Energy Nuggets; Sunridge Candy Peanut Butter Power Chews; and Sunridge Snack Mix Treasure Trove Mix
- Giant Food - Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
- Gretchen Shoebox Express - Evolution Fresh Brand Cinnamon Apple & Almond Butter Sandwiches and Evolution Fresh Brand Almond Butter
- Harry and David - Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Peanut Spread, Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread and gift baskets containing these items
- Jer's Chocolates - Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Gourmet Jer's Squares
- Justin's - Classic Peanut Butter Jars and Honey Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs
- Late July Snacks - Organic Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
- Newman's Own Organics - Peanut Butter Newman-O’s Sandwich Crème Cookies
- Oregon Ice Cream Company - Alden's Peanut Butter 'n Chip Ice Cream and Cascade Glacier Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- Stop & Shop Supermarket Company - Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
- Whole Foods Market - Several varieties of cookies containing peanut butter, Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix
- Xan Confections - Peanut butter chocolate products
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