27 September 2012

Valencia peanut company expands peanut butter recall

Valencia peanut purveyor Sunland Inc. recently issued a voluntary recall of its peanut butter for Samonella contamination.

Originally, only Trader Joe’s had recalled Sunland Inc.’s peanut butter products, but now Sunland Inc. has expanded the recall to other stores nationwide because it may be contaminated with Samonella.

Although Samonella is normally only fatal to young children, elderly, and those with weak immune systems, symptoms of Samonella can be severe, including: fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. 

Jimmie Shearer, President and CEO of Sunland Inc. states:
"There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers, particularly the many families who enjoy our peanut butter everyday. 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 Peanut and Cashew Butters, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut 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." 

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Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies.

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