Thursday, October 11, 2012
The voluntary recall of salmonella-contaminated peanut and almond butter now includes more than 70 products.
The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was in Grafton, reported WBZ-TV. Jackson Henson, 4, of South Grafton, became ill with salmonella after eating tainted peanut butter, and his family has filed a lawsuit, WBZ also reports. Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Whole Foods, Wal-mart and GNC. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24. Sunland, Inc. is the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
With the voluntary recall of peanut butter and other nut butters, are you eating anything that contains peanut butter?
Peanut butter is a staple in most American households. Most school lunches are packed with peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter crackers or peanut butter cookies. With the voluntary recall of peanut butter and peanut butter products, are you eating or serving any peanut or nut butter? Thirty people across 19 states have recently reported salmonella food poisoning, linked to contaminated nut butters. If you are not sending the kids off to school with a peanut butter sandwich, what are you giving them for lunch? Let us know in the coments section: Is the peanut butter and other nut butter recalls stopping you from eating peanut butter?
Monday, September 24, 2012
Company has removed house brand off the shelves and offered refunds to customers.
Trader Joe’s corporate officials say they are acting “out of an abundance of caution” and ordering the recall of one type of its house brand peanut butter over salmonella concerns. “Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter” should not be eaten, the specialty grocery chain said. “We have no confirmed information that suggests this peanut butter is unsafe to eat,” But the food should not be eaten “pending health-related inquiries.” The Food and Drug Administration posted the company’s voluntary recall on its web site, but did not comment on the company’s statement. The potential salmonella contamination could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with compromised immune systems. …