NH DHHS - Nut Butter Recall Expanded

Concord, NH – The peanut butter recall announced recently because of

possible Salmonella contamination has been expanded. Sunland, Inc.

announced yesterday that it is voluntarily recalling almond butter and

peanut butter products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and

September 24, 2013. This still includes the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted

Valencia Peanut Butter recall the Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) announced yesterday. These products were distributed nationwide

including in New Hampshire and online. If consumers have any of these

products at home they are advised to discard them immediately and not eat

them. A complete list of recalled products is available on Sunland’s

website at www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf.

Twenty-nine people are reported to have Salmonella Bredeney in

approximately 18 states, including Washington, California, Arizona, Texas,

Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania,

Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia,

Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, according to a report issued on

September 22, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

They became ill between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012.

“Food that is contaminated is always a concern,” said Dr. José Montero,

Director of Public Health at DHHS, “and while there have been many recalls

in the news lately, it is important to be aware of all food recalls because

the implications can be serious, even deadly. Please take the few minutes

now and in the future to check for these products.”

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal

infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with

weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often

experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and

abdominal pain. Some cases may be more severe and people may even need to

be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread

from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and

can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

This may be an evolving situation so consumers are advised to check the

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website for updates. For more

information on these products, consumers can call Sunland, Inc. at

1-866-837-1018. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is

conducting an investigation into possible cases of illness

http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bredeney-09-12/index.html. For questions

about salmonellosis, call the DHHS Division of Public Health Services,

Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496.