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More Foods Containing Sunland Peanut Products Recalled

Sunland Inc.’s massive peanut butter recall – initiated in late September – has sent ripples across the U.S. and Canada as other firms recall foods made with Sunland’s products and Sunland itself continues to expand the original recall. Those ripples extended even further this weekend after the company added whole peanuts to its recall list.

New recalls announced this weekend included products made with both whole peanuts and peanut butter from Sunland.

A list of these products is as follows:

AdvancePierre Foods of Cincinatti, OH is voluntarily recalling various frozen products, including Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Peanut Butter and Jelly Graham Cracker Sandwiches and Peanut Butter Cup products produced at its Easley, South Carolina factory between July 17, 2011 and May 18, 2012. The products were distributed nationwide to retail stores, food services, convenience stores and USDA commodity foods programs.

See the announcement on FDA’s website for a full list of products subject to this recall including UPC codes, lot codes and expiration dates.

The lot number is located on the exterior of the sandwich wrappers and – if applicable – the sell by date can be found on the outer cartons near the folded seal.

Justin’s of Boulder, CO expanded its voluntary recall of items made with Sunland products to include those made with Sunland’s whole peanuts.

“Justin’s was notified by our contract manufacturer, Fresca Foods, Inc. located in Louisville, CO that Sunland peanuts were and may have been used in the production of certain peanut butter products in the past, therefore Justin’s is voluntarily participating in the recall,” said the company in its recall notice.

The affected Justin’s products were distributed nationally to supermarket chains and were available for purchase on the internet from March 23, 2010 through September 26, 2012. The Natural Honey Peanut Butter .5oz Squeeze Packs included in this recall were sold at Starbucks in its Protein Bistro Box.

A full list of recalled Justin’s products is available here.

Best by dates can be found to the left of the UPC code for products sold in a jar, on the back of the affected squeeze packs, top seal and on the back seal of the peanut butter cups.

PureFit of Irvine, CA is voluntarily recalling its Peanut Butter Crunch nutrition bars manufactured on March 1 and July 12 and distributed nationally through health food stores, grocery stores and online retailers between March and August, 2012.

See a description of the recalled bars on FDA’s website.

Best by dates can be found on the back side of the wrapper near the horizontal seal and on the back of the boxes.

Creative Energy Foods, Inc. of Oakland, CA is recalling its Ridge Bar and Crunch thinkThin brand nutrition bars because they may contain blanched roasted peanuts subject to Sunland’s latest recall of whole peanuts.

Ridge Bar products subject to this recall were sold only on the internet at www.Ridgebar.com.

The Crunch thinkThin bars were distributed to retail chains nationwide between March of 2010 and October 12, 2012.

A description of the recalled Ridgebar products can be found here, and a list of recalled Crunch thinThin bars is available here.

JagRma LLC of San Diego, CA issued a voluntary recall of one product –  NuttZo seven nut and seed butter – sold in 16 oz. jars with a blue label. Best by dates of 10/7/12 through 12/31/12 are stamped on the lid or the bottom of the jar. Products can also be identified by UPC 894697002030.

The product was sold nationwide at grocery retail stores in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma and Texas and via mail order to all 50 states.

“Multiple Organics informed us that Sunland Inc. peanuts were used in the production run of NuttZo Original (BLUE LABEL) in October and November of 2011” said the company in its recall announcement, available on FDA’s website.

Best-by dates can be found on the back of the package, underneath the seal.

Lin-Mar Partners, Inc. of Austin, Tx issued a voluntary recall of two varieties of its Longhorn Bars, including Roasted Peanut with Chocolate Energy Bars and Peanut Butter Trail Mix Protein Bars. The products were made with whole peanuts subject to Sunland’s recall.

The bars were distributed in Texas through Randall’s, Tom Thumb, HEB, University of Texas Coop and Academy retail stores.  They have been on the market for the past 11 months, according to the company.

The bars are labeled as Longhorn Bars and have a picture of roasted peanuts and chocolate or peanuts and trail mix on the packaging. The Roasted Peanut Energy Bar bears a UPC of 8-57087-00301-7 and a best by date of 11/10/12.  The Peanut Butter Trail Mix Protein Bar’s UPC is 8-57087-00303-1. This product has a best by date of 11/11/12.  These codes are printed on the back of the products.

See the company’s full recall announcement on FDA’s website.

This weekend Sunland Inc. announced that it has temporarily shut down production and distribution at its peanut and peanut butter production facilities, both located in Portales, New Mexico.

Environmental samples taken at both plants have tested positive for the strain of Salmonella Bredeney that is causing a multistate outbreak that had sickened 35 people in 19 states as of October 5.


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  • Contaminated peanuts that came to Sunland must have come from some farm and has affected the animal feed industry as shown by this source.
    Peanut by-products fed to cattle.
    Hill GM.
    of Georgia, Animal and Dairy Science Department, Tifton Campus, Moore
    Highway, P.O. Box 748, Tifton, GA 31793-0748, USA. Ghill@tifton.uga.edu
    by-products supply substantial quantities of feedstuffs to beef cattle
    grown in the same region where peanuts are produced. Included in the
    list of products fed to cattle are peanuts and peanut meal, peanut
    skins, peanut hulls, peanut hay, and silages. Residual peanut hay is by
    far the most widely used peanut by-product fed to beef cattle, and if it
    is properly harvested with minimal leaf shatter, it is comparable to
    good-quality grass hays in nutrient content. Peanut skins are often
    included in small quantities in cattle and pet foods, supplying both
    protein and energy. High tannin content of peanut skins can cause severe
    performance depressions in beef cattle if peanut skins are included at
    levels higher than 10% of the diet, unless diets contain relatively high
    CP (above 15% CP), or additional N sources are added such as ammonia or
    urea. Because dairy cattle diets are often above 16% CP in the total
    dietary DM, peanut skins may increase milk production when added at
    levels up to 16% of the dry matter. Peanut hulls are effectively used as
    a roughage source at levels up to 20% of beef finishing diets, for
    bedding in dairy cattle loafing sheds (if tested and found to contain
    low aflatoxin levels), and in a variety of manufactured products. Peanut
    hulls are economically priced because of their quantity, their inherent
    high fiber, and low CP content, and they should not be fed as a primary
    feedstuffs for beef cattle. Peanut by-products are generally priced
    below other by-products, and they can be incorporated into a variety of
    supplements and diets for cow herds, growing-finishing cattle, and dairy

  • Lillie Patterson

    Please provide a  list all brands contaminated with salmonella in one place.  Please keep the list updated.

  • Businesses that sell infected foods should be forced out of business. Like the cantaloupe company.