A recall of peanut butter and other products containing nuts has expanded to more than 100 major brands. The expanded recall has some of the biggest grocery store chains in the country pulling both name brand and store brand products off their shelves.
Almond and Cashew Butters Included in Recall
The recall began with Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter produced by New Mexico's Sunland Inc. That company has now expanded its recall to include other items produced at their facilities, including almond butter, cashew butters, tahini, and roasted peanut products. Even if your household is peanut-free, you may be affected by the recall, which includes tree nut products.
The Trader Joe's peanut butter was linked to an outbreak of salmonella last month that sickened 30 people across 19 states. None of the other recalled foods have been linked to the illnesses, but they were manufactured on the same equipment as the Trader Joe's peanut butter.
Dozens of Brands and Stores Affected
The recently expanded recall covers 101 products, and includes brands sold at Target, Harry and David, Whole Foods Market, Giant Food, and several other major stores. The brands include Safeway's Open Nature, Earth Balance, Natural Value, Target's Archer Farms, and Sunland, among others.
For many families, this recall serves as just another reason to seek out peanut butter alternatives.
Source: Seattle Times