Before the foodborne disease outbreak two years ago that spread Salmonella Bredeney infections to 20 states, Portales, NM, could brag about Sunland Inc. being the nation’s largest producer of organic peanut butter. Now in bankruptcy, Sunland was forced in April to sell the plant responsible for those bragging rights for $26 million to help pay…

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…

At least 42 people in 20 states have fallen ill with Salmonella in the outbreak linked to peanut butter made by Sunland Inc. in Portales, N.M., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The outbreak is believed to have ended. One new case has been reported in North Carolina since the previous…

While a government report released this week revealed that Sunland, Inc. knowingly shipped peanut and almond butters that had tested positive for Salmonella, the company adamantly denies that these findings are true. The Portales, New Mexico-based nut and nut butter producer underwent a government inspection this fall after its peanut butter was named as the…

Sunland, Inc. – the company whose peanut butter was the source of a Salmonella outbreak that sickened 41 people this year – has a history of sanitation problems dating back to 2003, according to government reports released Wednesday. Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted a string of unsanitary conditions at the company’s…

At least 41 people in 20 states have fallen ill in an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made by Sunland, Inc. in Portales, NM. Of those ill, 28 percent have been hospitalized and 63 percent are children under the age of 10, according to the U.S. Centers…

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…

The number of Slamonella Bredeney infections linked to peanut products from New Mexico-based Sunland, Inc. rose again today, reaching 38, up from the 35 cases last reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The three newly counted cases occurred in California (2) and New Mexico (1), according to CDC’s latest report. Food…

A five-year-old girl from New Mexico has become the 36th confirmed victim of a Salmonella Bredeney outbreak linked to contaminated peanut products. In its latest outbreak update – published October 15 – the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 35 cases in 19 states, not including New Mexico. But on Friday the New…