Peanut Butter Recall Expands To More Stores Including Target, Whole Foods

A peanut butter recall originating from a New Mexico company has extended to a number of different products and new stores including Target and Whole Foods.

The company, Sunland Inc., has expanded its original peanut butter recall to include almond butter, cashew butters, tahini, and blanched and roasted peanut products, The Associated Press reported.

Sunland Inc. sells nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food distributors and recalled several of its brand names after salmonella illnesses were linked to Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, one of the brands the company manufactures.

The salmonella cases reached 19 states, causing 30 people to fall ill. The cases were reported between June 11 and September 11, reports the Centers for Disease Control. Close to two-thirds of the cases involved children under the age of 10, but no deaths were reported.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps for up to three days after infection, which is known as salmonellosis. It is most dangerous to those with weakened immune systems, children, and the elderly.

The peanut butter recall has now extended to nut products sold at Whole Foods Market, Target, Fresh Easy, Giant Food, Harry and David, Stop Shop Supermarket Company, and several other stores.

Brand names that were part of the peanut butter recall include:Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh Easy, Late July, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout’s, Sunland, and Dogsbutter.

In total, the peanut butter recall has extended to 101 products including peanut butter cracker snacks and various ice creams and chocolate snack products, CBS News reported.

A full list of products included in the peanut butter recall can be found on the Food and Drug Administration website.