Health Alert: August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

The maker of Trader Joe’s peanut butter tied to a multi-state salmonella outbreak has pulled dozens of additional peanut and almond products because of possible contamination.

Sunland Inc. of Portales, N.M., has voluntarily recalled 76 different products, including three brands of Trader Joe’s peanut butter, according to a press release issued Monday.

U.S. health officials on Saturday warned consumers not to eat Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter after the product was linked to 29 infections in 18 states linked to the rare salmonella Bredeney.

The other two Trader Joe’s brands that have been recalled include Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted and Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted.

In addition, Sunland is recalling peanut and almond products sold under popular brands including Archer’s, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy Heinen’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Serious Food, Silly Prices and Sprouts, among others. The recall applied to products with best-by dates between May 1, 2013 and Sept. 24, 2013.