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Sunland, Inc. Announces Voluntary Expansion of Ongoing Recall To Include All Products Manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant After March 1, 2010 Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact
Consumer:
1-866-837-1018
www.sunlandinc.com disclaimer icon

Media:
Ms. Katalin Coburn, VP for Media Relations at (805) 796-3368

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 4, 2012 – Sunland, Inc. today announced a voluntary expansion of its ongoing recall of all products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specifically, the recall is being expanded to include all products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant after March 1, 2010.The scope of the initial recall covered one hundred one (101) products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. The expanded recall adds forty-nine (49) products that are currently within the manufacturer’s recommended shelf-life, that is, the “Best-If-Used-By” dates have not expired. The expanded recall also adds ninety (90) products consumers may still have in their homes which are older than the “Best-If-Used-By Date”. Distribution of many of the products being added to the recall was discontinued some time ago. The expanded recall covers all previously identified Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, and Tahini products as well as Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. New product categories being added to the list are several varieties of flavored butters and spreads, including Thai Ginger Butter, Chocolate Butter and Banana Butter.

The Company is voluntarily expanding the recall to cover all products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant since March 2010 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism 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. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient requires hospitalization. Older adults, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from Salmonella infection.

None of the one hundred-thirty nine (139) products being added to the recall list have been associated with any reported illness to date; however, the Company initiated the recall on September 24, 2012, after receiving a September 22, 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, twenty-nine (29) people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately eighteen (18) states, and that among those reporting illnesses, fourteen persons had been interviewed at that time, with twelve reporting having eaten the same single product made by the Company. As of September 25, 2012, the CDC reported a total of thirty (30) illnesses in nineteen (19) states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Additional testing conducted as part of the joint investigation by the Company and FDA since the recall was initiated has confirmed the presence of Salmonella Bredeney, according to a report provided to the Company by the CDC and FDA on October 3, 2012. The FDA and the Company are continuing their investigation.

The products were distributed under the Company’s own label and under other brand names, and were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket, grocery and retail chains. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.

All products with “Best-If-Used-By” dates of March 1, 2011 or later should be returned or discarded immediately. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return or dispose of them immediately. The “Best-If-Used-By” date is stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar. The UPC is located below the bar code on all products. For products in jars it will appear on the side of the jar’s label. For products in other types of containers, the bar code may be located elsewhere on the packaging.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1-866-837-1018 for information on the recall. This toll- free number is operational 24 hours a day. Consumers who have products which are within their current shelf life (“Best-If-Used-By” dates of October 4, 2012 and later) should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund or discard them. All expired products (“Best- If-Used-By” dates of October 4, 2012 and earlier) should be discarded. Customers who purchased products directly from the Company’s website should discard the products and contact the Company at 1-866-837-1018.

"For twenty-two years Sunland has been committed to producing high quality, safe products and taking appropriate steps to ensure the safety and good health of everyone who enjoys them. We are most concerned about the individuals experiencing these recent illnesses. Sunland is dedicating all of its resources to the identification and correction of any conditions which have created the potential for Salmonella contamination in any of our products. We are reviewing every step in our manufacturing process and are confident that the expertise being applied to the investigation will enable Sunland to take any necessary corrective measures and once again produce products that families will enjoy with confidence."

October 4, 2012 Statement of Jimmie Shearer, President and CEO of Sunland, Inc.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA. The specifics of the affected products are set forth below. Products being added to the list for the first time appear in the first table. All previously identified products follow in the second table.

 

List of Products Added to Recall on October 4, 2012—Recall covers all of the following products which were manufactured on March 1, 2010 or later. The “Best- if-Used-By” Dates stamped on the recalled products will be March 1, 2011 or later.

UPCType of ProductJar Size
AC223American Choice Creamy Peanut Butter6 x 5 lb
AC222American Choice Creamy Peanut Butter6 x 5 lb
085239021743Archer Farms Creamy Cinnamon Peanut Butter12 oz
085239021750Archer Farms Creamy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter12 oz
085239264409Archer Farms Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
085239023310Archer Farms Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
085239020531Archer Farms Creamy Vanilla Cranberry Peanut Butter12 oz
085239264508Archer Farms Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz
085239023327Archer Farms Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz
085239021422Archer Farms No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter12 oz
085239015308Archer Farms No Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter12 oz
085239020302Archer Farms Organic Chunky Peanut Butter12 oz
085239020203Archer Farms Organic Creamy Peanut Butter12 oz
47046Arrowhead Mills Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
074333470588Arrowhead Mills Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter15 lb
074333470380Arrowhead Mills Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter15 lb
074333470052Arrowhead Mills Organic Sesame Tahini16 oz
815369011594Cadia All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz
815369010993Cadia All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter No Stir18 oz
815369011600Cadia All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz
815369011006Cadia All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter No Stir18 oz
815369011181Cadia All Natural Unsalted Creamy Almond Butter18 oz
815369011167Cadia All Natural Unsalted Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz
815369011174Cadia All Natural Unsalted Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz
22722Creamy Peanut Butter15 lb
5051379032494fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter6 / 2 oz
780994757868Harry & David Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread12 oz
096619124497Kirkland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy40 oz
048687309177Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter28 oz
5VR3023099Multiple Organics Certified Organic Valencia Peanuts-Dry Roasted30 lb
706173011057Natural Value Creamy Salted 100% Organic Peanut Butter18 oz
910145Natural Value Creamy Salted Peanut Butter5 lb
706173011033Natural Value Creamy Unsalted 100% Natural Peanut Butter18 oz
706173011019Natural Value Creamy Unsalted 100% Organic Peanut Butter18 oz
706173011064Natural Value Crunchy Salted 100% Organic Peanut Butter18 oz
706173011040Natural Value Crunchy Unsalted 100% Natural Peanut Butter18 oz
706173011026Natural Value Crunchy Unsalted 100% Organic Peanut Butter18 oz
909057Natural Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb
909095Natural Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter15 lb
910039Natural Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter w/Salt15 lb
910121Natural Value Organic Creamy Salted Peanut Butter5 lb
909064Natural Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter5 lb
909101Natural Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter15 lb
910046Natural Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter w/Salt15 lb
910114Natural Value Organic Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter5 lb
847921004409Serious Food Silly Prices Cashew Butter Creamy12 oz
847921004416Serious Food Silly Prices Cashew Butter Crunchy12 oz
847921004430Serious Food…Silly Prices Almond Butter Crunchy12oz
847921004379Serious Food…Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy16oz
847921004331Serious Food…Silly Prices Peanut Butter Crunchy16oz
874875004322Sprouts Tahini Butter16 oz
646670304316Sun Harvest Natural Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter18oz
646670304392Sun Harvest Natural Creamy Peanut Butter18oz
646670304293Sun Harvest Natural Creamy Roasted Almond Butter16 oz
646670304972Sun Harvest Natural Crunchy Mixed Nut Butter16 oz
646670304378Sun Harvest Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz
646670304279Sun Harvest Natural Crunchy Roasted Almond Butter16 oz
646670304354Sun Harvest Organic Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
646670304330Sun Harvest Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz
56906Sunland Almond & Valencia Mixed Nuts Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
060527Sunland Banana Peanut Butter500 lb
060301Sunland Banana Peanut Butter50 lb
073301Sunland Chocolate PB50 lb
073527Sunland Chocolate PB500 lb
072725Sunland Creamy Almond Butter40 lb
26725Sunland Creamy Butter40 lb
086527Sunland Creamy No Stir500 lb
086301Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter50 lb
081725Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
26527Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter500 lb
4898732722Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter15 lb
36527Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter500 lb
22705Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
048687263011Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter50 lb
72048687866165Sunland Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter Cups72 / 2 oz
048687259090Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz
4898731722Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter15 lb
048687548132Sunland Dark Chocolate Organic Creamy Peanut Butter10 oz
56704Sunland Mixed Nuts Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb
22527Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter500 lb
48687009778Sunland Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter5 lb
21704Sunland Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter6 x 5 lb
21724Sunland Natural Crunchy Valencia No Salt Peanut Butter50 lb
044725Sunland Natural Peanut Butter40 lb
048687607549Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Banana500 g
048687600724Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Banana - Squeeze Pack1.1 oz
048687599066Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Caramel Spread16 oz
048687540723Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Chocolate1.1oz
048687547548Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Chocolate500 g
048687340729Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia1.1oz
48687867349Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Valencia Creamy500 g
048687877348Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Valencia Crunchy500 g
C47810Sunland Onion Parsley Peanut Butter375 g
048687528295Sunland Organic Cinnamon Currant Creamy Peanut Butter375 g
4868788704Sunland Organic Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter5 lb
4868732704Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb
4868732723Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter32 lb
4868732724Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter35 lb
048687329700Sunland Organic Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter16 oz
4868731724Sunland Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter35 lb
4868735723Sunland Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter32 lb
4868735724Sunland Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter w/Salt35 lb
048687319701Sunland Organic Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter16 oz
048687898299Sunland Organic Dark Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter375 g
048687508105Sunland Organic Thai Ginger Crunchy Peanut Butter375 g
50704Sunland Organic Thai Ginger Peanut Butter5 lb
71704Sunland Tahini Butter6 x 5 lb
048687328093Sunland Organic Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter500 g
048687318094Sunland Organic Valencia Crunchy Peanut Butter500 g
048687508105Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter Creamy Thai Ginger & Red Pepper12 oz
41331Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Peanuts30 lb
41333Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Granulated Peanuts30 lb
41334Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Granulated Peanuts30 lb
83326Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted Blanched and Salted Peanuts30 lb
048687558292Sunland Organic Vanilla Cranberry Creamy Peanut Butter375 g
55813Sunland Organic Vanilla Cranberry Peanut Butter10 oz
4868741325Sunland Roasted and Blanched Granulated Peanuts30 lb
4868763329Sunland Roasted and Blanched Granulated Runner Peanuts30 lb
16326Sunland Roasted Blanched Honey Peanuts30 lb
2370230000Sunland Roasted Blanched Organic Spanish Peanuts30 lb
048687349708Sunland TruePB Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter16 oz
048687339709Sunland TruePB Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter16 oz
C22809Sunland Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter500 g
048687318131Sunland Valencia Crunchy Organic Peanut Butter10 oz
048687219063Sunland Valencia Natural Crunchy16 oz
048687328130Sunland Valencia Organic Creamy Peanut Butter10 oz
048687229093Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter Creamy18 oz
048687866281Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter Creamy6 / 2 oz
048687219094Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter Crunchy18 oz
41320Sunland Valencia Roasted and Blanched30 lb
41321Sunland Valencia Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Peanuts30 lb
41322Sunland Valencia Roasted and Blanched Wildlife30 lb
00819558Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
00915878Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter16 oz
00819534Trader Joe's Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter16oz
00915816Trader Joe's Organic Crunchy Unsalted Peanut Butter16 oz
891317002326Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter26 oz
891317002210Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter16 oz
1A733Yogurtland Dark Roast Peanut Butter with Flax45 lb

 

List of Products Recalled September 24, 2012—Expanded recall now covers ALL of the following products which were manufactured on March 1, 2010 or later. The “Best-if-Used-By” Dates stamped on the recalled products will be March 1, 2011 or later.

UPCType of ProductJar Size
8523902336Archer Farms Almond, Peanut & Cashew Butter16 oz
8523920335Archer Farms Creamy Cashew Butter16 oz
8523902334Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter16 oz
8523902333Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds16 oz
3377610090Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed16 oz
51379022525fresh & easy Creamy Cashew Butter16 oz

3248

Fresh & Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Cups72 / 2 oz
51379022518fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz
51379041625fresh & easy goodness Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter8 / 1.1 oz cups
20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz
20003364fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz
20003388fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz
51379026431fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter40 oz
20003395fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter16 oz
20003371fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz
8099473873Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter12 oz
8099473871Harry & David Creamy Banana Peanut Spread12 oz
8099473872Harry & David Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread12 oz
2060140048heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
2060140047heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
2060140046heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
2060140045heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
3307915073Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter18 oz
3307915072Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter18 oz
910053Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb
910060Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb
5859500020Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter16 oz
5859500020Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter16 oz
5859500019Naturally More Almond Butter16 oz
5859500019Naturally More Almond Butter16 oz
5859500033Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy16 oz
5859500055Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan26 oz
5859500050Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan16 oz
7989311202Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz
7989311201Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
5855200003Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula16 oz
5855200007Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula4 lb
4792100442Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy12 oz
4792100439Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
4792100438Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
4792100436Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
4792100435Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz
4792100434Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
4792100432Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz
4792100444Serious Food Silly Prices Tahini12 oz
8506000004Snaclite Power PB16 oz
7487500334Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt16 oz
7487500335Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt16 oz
7487500336Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
7487500337Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz
7487500433Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter16 oz
7487500434Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz
7487500431Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz
4868787906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir16 oz
4868786906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir16 oz
4868722906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia16 oz
4868709915Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt40 oz
4868726910Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter12 oz
47730Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter30 lb
62725Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
4868757906Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter, Crunchy Almonds and Peanuts16 oz
4868760906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Spread16 oz
4868773906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate Spread16 oz
4868761906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Raspberry Spread16 oz
4868771906Sunland Natural Tahini, Creamy Roasted Sesame16 oz
4868732810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy12 oz
4868731810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy12 oz
4868755810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Cherry Vanilla12 oz
4868754810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Dark Chocolate12 oz
4868747810Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy Chipotle Chile12 oz
4868730725Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
41330Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched Peanuts30 lb
29725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
28725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb
26570Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter500 lb
4868726909Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz
4868767909Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz
4868763325Sunland Roasted and Blanched Runner Peanuts30 lb
4868763326Sunland Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Runner Peanuts30 lb
4868771725Sunland Sesame Tahini40 lb
4868785920Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce36 oz
41323Sunland Valencia Roasted Blanched Salted30 lb
22725Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
22704Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb
4868722715Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb
4868721722Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter15 lb
48687009704Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb
4868790301Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter50 lb
87725Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter40 lb
4868786724Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter35 lb
4868786704Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter5 lb
4868784301Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter50 lb
21705Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb
25704Crunchy Sugar Butter5 lb
26704Creamy Sugar Butter5 lb
72704Sunland Almond Butter5 lb

3050

Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB16 oz
4868772906Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted Almond16 oz
989275Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted16 oz
971119Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt16 oz
940795Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted16 oz

 

Media representatives should contact Ms. Katalin Coburn, Vice President for Media Relations, Sunland, Inc., at (805) 796-3368. A full copy of the list of recalled products is also available at the Company’s website: www.sunlandinc.com disclaimer icon

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