(NEW YORK) — Trader Joe’s, a national grocery chain, already found itself having to recall its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter with Sea Salt because of links to 29 salmonella cases in 18 states when the news got worse on Monday.
Sunland, a New Mexico-based company that makes the peanut butter for Trader Joe’s, said it was expanding the recall to 76 other peanut and almond products, mainly as a precaution since no other cases of salmonella have been traced to these items.
Katalin Coburn, Sunland’s vice president of media relations, said “the products in question were manufactured on the same line that manufactured the Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter.”
In all cases, it’s the name of the retailer, not Sunland, that’s on the label of the various merchandise.
Salmonella causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain 12 to 72 hours after infection. Young children, the elderly and people with weak immune systems are most at risk to developing severe infections.
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