Peanut butter recall includes major retailers

October 1, 2012 by Mary Clare Jalonick

(AP)—A New Mexico company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products.

Sunland Inc. sells its nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food distributors around the country. The company recalled products under multiple brand names after illnesses were linked Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, one of the brands manufactured by Sunland.

The says there are now 30 illnesses in 19 states that can be traced to the Trader Joe's product.

The recall includes nut products from Whole Foods Market, Target, Fresh & Easy, Giant Food, Harry and David, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and several others.

More information: Full list of recalled foods: www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm

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