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Sunland Further Expands Peanut Butter Recall

PORTALES, N.M. — The private-label manufacturer linked to a salmonella outbreak has recalled an additional 25 SKUs of cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products, bringing the total number of affected nut and seed items to about 100.

The recall began with Sunland-produced Trader Joe's Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter and earlier this week grew to include dozens of almond and peanut butters sold under Heinen's, Sprouts Farmers Market, Open Nature and other brands. 

Read more: More Private Labels Linked to Outbreak

The products are thought to be linked to the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney, sickening 29 people in 18 states between June 11 and Sept. 2. Brands most recently recalled include Target’s Archer Farms, Fresh & Easy and Harry & David.

“While FDA, CDC and State Health Agencies investigate to confirm the cause of illnesses reported, as a precautionary step, we have decided to voluntarily recall our Almond Peanut and Cashew Butters, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut products manufactured between May 1, 2012, and September 24, 2012,” said Jimmie Shearer, president and chief executive officer of Sunland, in a statement.

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