In one of the largest food recalls since 2010, this fall, the FDA and Sunland issued a major recall of Sunland peanut products due to a Salmonella outbreak. The affected products span over 20 states and possibly Europe via American food trading companies. At least 40 people in states across the country, from California to New York, have been affected by the tainted products. Most are children under the age of 10.
The recall affects not only peanut butters, but products which contain peanut butter, such as:
From General Mills products to Whole Foods, this recall has affected multiple grocery store chains and food companies. For a full list of the recalled peanut butter products, click here.
Sunland is located in New Mexico and according to a recent FDA inspection report, has had issues with Salmonella since 2009. Access the 13 page FDA Sunland inspection report here.
Salmonella is a potentially life threatening illness which targets healthy and immunocompromised people, the elderly and children. Common symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, and fever. Failure to get prompt medical treatment can cause the infection to spread, resulting in death. So far, no deaths have been attributed to the peanut butter outbreak.
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