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More Products with Peanut Butter Ingredients Recalled

The Salmonella Bredeney outbreak in 20 states has not expanded beyond the report of the 38 infected with the rare strain, but so-called “secondary” recalls of products containing peanuts or peanut products made by Sunland Inc. in Portales, NM continue.

Among the latest to join the recall are BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc., Bumble Bar and Buck’s Ice Cream of Milford, CT. As for the Salmonella Bredeney outbreak, two-thirds of the cases involve children and 29 percent of victims have required hospitalization, but no deaths have been reported.

BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. recalled its seasonal peanut butter product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella associated with the Sunland Inc. recall.  No illnesses have been linked directly to the BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. recalled products. Products included in the recall are:

2 and 5 Pieces Peanut Butter Pave

• Lot# 12031 with a Best by date of 4-30-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312
• Lot# 12046 with a Best by date of 6-15-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312
• Lot# 12159 with a Best by date of 10-7-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312
• Lot# 12201 with a Best by date of 11-26-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312

The “lot number” is located on the exterior backing of the product on a white sticker; the “Best by date” is also located on the same white sticker.

The select products subject to this recall were manufactured between the dates of January 30th, 2012 and June 6th, 2012 and distributed nationwide through retail stores, mail order and direct sales.

Bumble Bar is recalled certain lots of Gluten Free Café™ Chocolate Sesame Bars and Gluten Free Café™ Cinnamon Sesame Bars associated with Sunland Inc. peanut products, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The ‘Best Buy’ date is located on the lower left panel of the 12-pack retail box and is also located on the back film of each individual bar. For product the various UPC codes and item description of all the recalled products, go here.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide from June, 2011 to October, 2012, and exported primarily to retail stores, and through internet orders.

Consumers who have purchased any products covered by this recall should destroy them or return them to the retail store where purchased for a full refund.

None of the recalled Bumble Bee products have yet caused any illnesses.

Buck’s Ice Cream of Milford, CT, co-pack manufacturer for Iskream, Inc. recalled all lot codes of Iskream Brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella due to a connection with Sunland Inc.

The Iskream brand Peanut Butter and Jelly was distributed to retail customers through several wholesale distributors in the Northeast between March 1, 2012 and October 17, 2012.

The ice cream is packaged in ice cream pint containers under the Iskream brand, and is labeled as “Reduced Fat No Sugar Added Peanut Butter and Jelly. The UPC code is 858452020554, and the Lot Code and Best by Date is printed or stamped in the bottom of the container.

The Pints could also be packaged in white corrugated cases containing 8 pints per case. Each case has a label identifying the product as Iskream Peanut Butter and Jelly, and has the UPC, code, and best by dates on label wrapped around one corner of the box.

No illnesses have been reported to date. The company urges consumers not to eat the recalled products. They may be returned for a refund.

The New Mexico peanut processing plant’s original recall list remains available here.

 

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