Peanut Butter Recall Extended to Raw, Roasted Peanuts
(NEW YORK) -- The recall of peanut butter and other nut products linked to an outbreak of salmonella from a New Mexico food company has now been expanded to include raw and roasted peanuts.
More than 400 products have been added to the growing list of recalled items, including MoonPies and ice cream, according to a list released by Sunland Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration’s list of manufacturers that have recalled their own products.
Sunland Inc. has already recalled peanut butter brands sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroeger, Target and Costco. The FDA has warned consumers not to eat any products associated with Sunland, and to discard them right away because they might be tainted with salmonella.
Thirty-five people have been sickened in 19 states from coast to coast and there is concern that with so many products on the list, that number could grow.
Sunland has recalled everything made in its contaminated plant since March 2010.
Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk.
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