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Organic nut recall: Ava’s cashews, almonds may carry Listeria

Hampton Farms has expanded its recall of Ava’s brand cashews and almonds, distributed for retail sale in New Jersey, because its nut supplier Hudson Valley Foods Inc. found Listeria monocytogenes in its processing plant in Highland, NY. Hampton Farms used the nuts from Hudson Valley Farms in Ava’s branded organic roasted unsalted cashews and organic roasted unsalted almonds,… Continue Reading

Hampton Farms recalls organic cashews over Listeria concerns

Ava’s brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted 8 oz. tubs distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut are being recalled by Hampton Farms after the brand  was  notified by its cashew supplier that the cashews used have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No  illnesses have yet been associated with the… Continue Reading

Second Auction for Sunland Plant Brings In Almost $6 Million More for Creditors

Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant at Portales, NM, has been sold to Canada’s Golden Boy Foods, a move that could restart a facility closed after a 2012 Salmonella outbreak that sickened 46 people in 20 states. Golden Boy’s winning bid came Wednesday at the second court-ordered auction held in the past week to dispose of Sunland’s… Continue Reading

Second Auction May Fetch Millions More For NM Organic Peanut Processing Plant

The Portales, NM, processing plant that was at one time the largest producer of organic peanut butter in the U.S. was auctioned off last Thursday to Severn, NC-based Hampton Farms for $20.05 million. However, the Sunland Inc. plant will be auctioned off again today for at least $25 million, an amount offered to the U.S…. Continue Reading

Sunland Organic Peanut Butter Plant to be Auctioned on Thursday

What began 18 months ago with the recall of organic peanut butter involved in a Salmonella outbreak will end later this week when the shuttered Sunland Inc. processing plant goes on the auction block. In September 2012, when Trader Joe’s recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, manufactured in Portales, NM, by Sunland, the processing… Continue Reading