The Sept. 24 peanut butter recall by Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM continues to have ramifications for other foods made with the recalled products.
Sunland took the action after the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter it made for the Trader Joe’s retail chain became associated with illnesses of a rare strain of Salmonella called Bredeney.
As of Sept. 25, that strain was responsible for at least 30 illnesses in 19 states, and four of those stricken were under hospital care.
Sunland’s recall of about 100 brands of peanut and other nut butters has led to “secondary” recalls by food companies that use these products as ingredients. Food Safety News has already reported on several of these individually.
Beginning today, however, we will begin a more periodic approach, reporting on these secondary recalls several at a time. We will continue this approach as long as it is useful to readers.
Food companies recalling products because they contain the suspect peanut butter as an ingredient include:
-Alden’s Peanut Butter ‘n Chip (48 oz.) and Cascade Glacier Chocolate Peanut Butter (3 gal) made by Oregon Ice Cream Co.
A list of the recalled production lots is identified in this table. The Alden’s product is packaged in a 48 oz container with prominent label identification. The five-digit production code date is either printed or stamped onto the bottom of the container. The Cascade Glacier product is packaged in a 3-gallon tub container with a blue sticker label identifying the flavor, UPC, and the five-digit production code date.
-Fairytale Brownies has recalled its peanut butter brownies and cookies with these lot codes.
The products were distributed primarily through our mail-order channel as well as some retail outlets. Fairytale Brownies purchased all-natural peanut butter from Sunland, Inc. and used the product for a short period of time from August 15, 2012 through the date of the recall.
-Late July Organic Snacks, organic mini peanut butter sandwich crackers, are recalled for possible salmonella contamination in peanut butter.
The following products, with sell by dates of May 19, 2013 through July 11, 2013, are included in this recall: Late July Organic Snacks Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC 89044400070, 5 oz., UPC 89044400071, 1.125 oz., and UPC 89044400072, 9 oz.
Jer’s™ Chocolates recalled some of its Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Gourmet Jer’s Squares produced from July 9, 2012 to September 24, 2012. The voluntary recall was initiated upon learning that SUNLAND, Inc., the supplier of the peanut butter used in the production of Jer’s™ Chocolates, has recalled all peanut butter product from May 1, 2012 – September 24, 2012 because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
– Whole Foods Market recalled Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix, both sold as bulk items, in seven stores in Florida and one store in southern California due to possible Salmonella contamination. See list.