Food-Safety Update: Peanut Butter Products Recall Continues to Expand

October 10, 2012

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Food-Safety Update: Peanut Butter Products Recall Continues to Expand

WASHINGTONThe nationwide recall of peanut butter, nut butters and peanut butter products that began Sept. 22 after a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney has now been expanded to include more than 100 brands and nearly 250 products. The source of the outbreak that has sickened 35 people in 19 states has been traced back to Portales, N.M.-based Sunland, Inc.

On Oct. 4, Sunland expanded its recall to include all products manufactured in its peanut butter plant after March 1, 2010. The scope of the initial recall covered 101 products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and Sept. 24, 2012. The expanded recall adds 49 products currently within the manufacturers recommended shelf life. The expanded recall also adds 90 products consumers may still have in their homes that are older than the best-if-used-by date."

The expanded recall covers all previously identified peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, and tahini products, as well as roasted blanched peanut products and flavored butters and spreads.

Brand names recalled include Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Late July, Harry and David, Heinens, Josephs, Natural Value, Naturally More, Newmans Own, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprouts, Starbucks, Sunland, Dogsbutter, Whole Foods Market among others.

October Updates:

  • 10/10: Rich Products Corporation announced a nationwide recall of Jon Donaire® Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake and TCBY® Peanut Buttery Fudge Deep Dish Frozen Yogurt Pie.

  • 10/9: General Mills announced a recall of its Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chip Chewy Granola Bars. The company also urged consumers to throw out any Cascadian Farm Sweet & Salty Peanut Pretzel Bars, Cascadian Farm Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut Granola Bars, Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chip Chewy Granola Bars, Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars, and Cascadian Farm Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Cranberry Chewy Granola Bars.

  • 10/9: BGC Manufacturing is recalling Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream distributed to Brookshire Grocery retail stores in Texas, Louisiana and Southern Arkansas.

  • 10/9: Smith Dairy Products Company announced a recall on SMITHS Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream, Acme Peanut Butter Twist ice cream, and Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie ice cream. The recall notification was initiated by Pecan Deluxe, the company that manufactures the peanut butter candy pieces in the products.

  • 10/9: Bliss Unlimited LLC announced a recall of Luna & Larrys Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts.

  • 10/9: Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company announced a recall of Belfonte 56-ounce cartons of Home Run Sundae ice cream and Mamas Choice Reverse Peanut Butter Pie ice cream.

  • 10/9: Clemmys Ice Cream announced a recall of its Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 16-ounce containers of ice cream.

  • 10/8: Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms announced a recall of four bulk itemsSunRidge Farms Chocolate Brownie Squares; SunRidge Farms Chocolate Double Decker Chew; SunRidge Farms Peanut Butter Crunchy with Salt-Organic; and SunRidge Farms Peanut Butter Creamy No Salt-Organic.

  • 10/5: Chattanooga Bakery, Inc., maker of MoonPie® snacks, announced a voluntary recall of its Peanut Butter Crunch products with "Best By" dates of 02/26/13, 03/25/13 and 04/29/13.

  • 10/5: Talenti Gelato announced a recall of Talenti Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gelato distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between September 2011 and September 2012.

  • 10/5: Justins Nut Butter expanded its recall of 0.5-ounce single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs. Gretchens Shoebox Express in Seattle  expanded its voluntary recall of Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Boxes.

  • 10/2: Xan Confections recalled 13 of its gourmet peanut butter chocolate products distributed from May 28, 2012 through Sept. 28, 2012 at retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as through online distribution.

  • 10/1: Newman's Own Organics recalled certain lots of Peanut Butter Newman-O's Sandwich Crème Cookies.

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