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Peanut Butter Recall Is Spreading Fast & Scaring Us Away From a Favorite Lunch

Posted by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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Peanut Butter Recall Is Spreading Fast & Scaring Us Away From a Favorite Lunch

Posted by Emily Abbate
on September 25, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Peanut Butter recallPB&J lovers, beware: the peanut butter recall announced a few days ago is spreading fast. Check whatever PB you have in your cupboards, because the voluntary recall for Trader Joe's-brand Valencia peanut butter now applies to a handful of 14 different brand names and 76 total products -- all made by the same company, Sunland Inc. -- at various stores around the country. Want to know why this makes us extra nervous? Because there are several brands sold at Target on the updated recalled nut butter list. And last we checked, a LOT of people buy peanut butter at Target because of their great prices.

The good news? It's kind of much ado about nothing considering the fact that only Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter has been linked to salmonella illness. However, these other nut butters were also manufactured and packaged by Sunland Inc. in the same factory on the same line in New Mexico.

And as with any other recall, you really never can be too careful.

According to the CDC, a total of 30 people have been infected with the outbreak strain of salmonella in question, and four of those 30 have been hospitalized. A total of 30 people in 19 different states doesn't sound like an epidemic yet, but still, it's making peanut butter eaters understandably uneasy. Salmonella poisoning can cause stomach cramps, diarrhea, and fever, and the infection usually lasts 4 days to a week. Most people recover without treatment.

So what can we do? Well, the recall applies to peanut and almond butters on the recall list with sell-by dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. If you think you may have a product on this list in your pantry, get rid of it ASAP. It's much better to be safe than sorry. The SKU number on the peanut butter voluntarily recalled by Trader Joe's is 97111.

You should also be very careful about what you and your family buy or eat from places other than supermarkets, as you never never really know where convenience stores, delis, restaurants, or scarily enough, your child's school get their peanut butter from. It might not even be a bad idea to skip the Skippy for a while (so to speak) until this whole thing has been sorted out. Who knows? Maybe this is the PERFECT time to try some new options out for lunch. Cold cut sandwiches, anyone?

Are you concerned about the peanut butter recall?


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egyptian_mommy
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 6:29 PM
I can't see the list. It's scary that these recalls seem to be happening too frequently for comfort.
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jiffypop2207
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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PrincessZ20
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM


Quoting egyptian_mommy:

I can't see the list. It's scary that these recalls seem to be happening too frequently for comfort.

It's in a PDF file on the site linked in the article - here's the list!


The specifics of the affected products are as follows: The UPC is located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.

UPC Type of product Jar Size

8523902334 Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz 8523902333 Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds 16 oz 3377610090 Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed 16 oz 051379022518 fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz 20003357 fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea 16 oz

Salt
20003364 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 20003388 fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea 16 oz

Salt
051379026431 fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter 40 oz 20003395 fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz 20003357 fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea 16 oz

Salt
20003371 fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz 2060140048 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 2060140047 heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz 2060140046 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 2060140045 heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy 16 oz 3307915073 Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy 18 oz

Valencia Peanut Butter
3307915072 Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy 18 oz

Valencia Peanut Butter
910053 Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 lb 910060 Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt 15 lb 5859500020 Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter 16 oz 5859500019 Naturally More Almond Butter 16 oz 5859500033 Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy 16 oz 5859500055 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 26 oz 5859500050 Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan 16 oz 7989311202 Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 7989311201 Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 5855200003 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 16 oz 5855200007 Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula 4 lb 4792100442 Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy 12 oz 4792100439 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut 16 oz

Butter, Crunchy
4792100438 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut 16 oz

Butter, Creamy
4792100436 Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, 16 oz

Creamy Updated

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UPC Type of product Jar Size

4792100435 Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, 16 oz Crunchy

4792100434 Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, 16 oz Creamy

4792100432 Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy 16 oz 8506000004 Snaclite Power PB 16 oz 7487500334 Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No 16 oz

Salt
7487500335 Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No 16 oz

Salt
7487500336 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 7487500337 Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz 7487500433 Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz 7487500434 Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz 7487500431 Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter 16 oz 4868787906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No 16 oz

Stir
4868786906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No 16 oz

Stir
4868722906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free 16 oz

V alencia
4868709915 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 40 oz 4868726910 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 12 oz 062725 Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 4868730725 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 029725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 028725 Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 lb 26570 Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter 500 lb 4868726909 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 4868767909 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz 4868785920 Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce 36 oz 22725 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 22704 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868722715 Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter 40 lb 4868721722 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 15 lb 48687009704 Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868790301 Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter 50 lbs 87725 Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter 40 lb 4868786724 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 35 lb 4868786704 Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter 5 lb 4868784301 Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut 50 lb

Butter
21705 Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter 40 lb 25704 Crunchy Sugar Butter 5 lb

Updated

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UPC Type of product Jar Size

26704 Creamy Sugar Butter 5 lb 072704 Sunland Almond Butter 5 lb 003050 Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB 16 oz 4868772906 Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted 16 oz

Almond
00989275 Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted 16 oz

Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted
00971119 Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter 16 oz

with Sea Salt

00940795 Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, 16 oz Crunchy & Salted



PrincessZ20
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM


Updated to include the following products:

UPC Type of product Jar Size

8523902336 Archer Farms Almond, Peanut & Cashew Butter 16 oz 8523920335 Archer Farms Creamy Cashew Butter 16 oz 051379022525 fresh & easy Creamy Cashew Butter 16 oz 003248 Fresh & Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Cups 72/2 oz

051379041625 fresh & easy goodness valencia Creamy Peanut Butter 12/8 1.1 oz cups in a carton

8099473873 Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter 12 oz 8099473871 Harry & David Creamy Banana Peanut Spread 12 oz 8099473872 Harry & David Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread 12 oz 4792100444 Serious Food Silly Prices Tahini 12 oz 047730 Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter 30 lbs

41330 Sunland Organic Valencia Roasted and Blanched 30 lbs Peanuts

4868763325 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Runner Peanuts 30 lbs

4868763326 Sunland Roasted and Blanched Bar Ready Runner 30 lbs Peanuts

4868771725 Sunland Sesame Tahini 40 lbs

41323 Sunland Valencia Roasted Blanched Salted 30 lbs

4868757906 Sunland Natural Mixed Nut Butter, Crunchy Almonds 16 oz and Peanuts

4868760906 Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Spread 16 oz

Updated

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UPC

Type of product

Jar Size

4868773906

Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Chocolate Spread

16 oz

4868761906

Sunland Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy Raspberry Spread

16 oz

4868771906

Sunland Natural Tahini, Creamy Roasted Sesame

16 oz

4868732810

Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy

12 oz

4868731810

Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy

12 oz

4868755810

Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Cherry Vanilla

12 oz

4868754810

Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Creamy Dark Chocolate

12 oz

4868747810

Sunland Organic Valencia Peanut Butter, Crunchy Chipotle Chile

12 oz

Best-If-Used-By Dates: This recall applies to the above products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. (Stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.)

karamille
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

We only buy Peanut butter and company peanut butter and to my knowledge they have never had a recall.  Their white chocolate wonderful is amazing!!!!

TerriC
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 7:47 AM

I am really not liking all of these re-calls!

Vertical15
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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Thankfully we didn't buy those products.  Though I'm concerned I'm not freaking out.  The only way to save yourself from worrying about these things is to start growing/raising everything you ingest yourself.  Sadly its part of life now to buy products and not make them.

batjmom
by Sarah on Sep. 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM

 I think I saw that the  recall is now over 100 items

TigerofMu
by Sonja on Sep. 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM

People buy a lot of peanut butter at Target because of their great prices?  Y'all must have a different Target than we do!

I'm sure glad I have you wonderful ladies on CafeMom, because I would never know about these things otherwise :).

TigerofMu
by Sonja on Sep. 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Does anyone else find this product a bit weird sounding?

003050

Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB

16 oz

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