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Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak Expands; 35 Ill in 19 States

Sunland, Inc recalls all nut butters made since March 2010

Food Safety News

By Helena Bottemiller | October 5, 2012

Five more people have been added to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections linked to peanut butter manufactured by Sunland, Inc., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. In total, there are 35 reported illnesses in 19 states now linked to the outbreak, which has sparked an expansive recall of two years worth of peanut butter from the company.

According to CDC, eight of those known to be sick required hospitalization and more than 60 percent of those who got sick were children under the age of 10. No deaths have been reported.

“Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicate that Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt, manufactured by Sunland, Inc. of Portales, New Mexico, is a likely source of this outbreak,” said CDC.

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More on this outbreak: Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

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