Following the salmonella infection reported in 19 states and the melee over the peanut butter recall, other products, including sandwiches made with almond butter and cinnamon apple and almond butter, were removed from the retail shelves in Seattle and Bellevue, according to the Seattle Times.
Though the products made by Seattle's Gretchen's Shoebox Express have not been linked with any illness, they are being recalled following utmost care and caution, a Gretchen's press release stated.
And the initial peanut butter recall by Trader Joe's Valencia has turned into a recall of about a 100 products by Sunland Inc. containing peanuts, nuts or seeds.
Bill Marler, a food safety lawyer, told the Seattle Times that small companies were not necessarily safer than big ones. With the expansion of the peanut butter recall list, the health alert continues to remain in force.
Names of firms that have made a recall include Chattanoonga Bakery Inc., Falcon Trading Company/ SunRidge Farms, Gretchen Shoebox Express and Whole Foods Market, according to the United Press International.
With over 30 people infected by the outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney strain in 19 states, Sunland has recalled almond butter and peanut butter products that were manufactured on the same product line as Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.
"Consumers should not eat the recalled products. This is especially important for children aged five and under, elderly adults and people with weak immune systems. Consumers should dispose of the product or return the product to the store where it was purchased," FDA officials said in a statement.
The complete list of 100 products that were recalled by the FDA is available here.