The FDA broadened the peanut butter recall linked to peanut butter potentially contaminated with Salmonella again today. Dozens of people have already gotten sick from tainted peanut butter in 18 states. This peanut butter recall is one of the most extensive recalls in recent history. And this peanut butter recall provided the first opportunity for the FDA to exercise its new and expansive powers.
Sunland Inc. Peanut Butter Recall expanded
The recall began with Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia peanut butter but has now been expanded to cover 76 different varieties of peanut butter. All of the affected peanut butter was manufactured by New Mexico based Sunland. Sunland has expanded its voluntary recall to brands of peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products sold at several national and regional grocery chains, including Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Fresh & Easy, Harry & David and Safeway-owned Open Nature. The recall is for products that were made between May 1 and Sept. 24 at the Sunland, Inc. nut butter plant.
The FDA has exercised its new power to suspend operations at facilitieis idenitified to be health risks to consumers. Sunland, Inc, is the first company the FDA has shut down with this new power.
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