Remember when we told you about that big peanut butter recall at Trader Joe's? And then we told you that the recall had, ahem, spread larger than that? Well, it's the damnedest thing, the peanut butter recall has expanded yet again. New Nut Butter Recall: Now With Other Nuts!
It started with Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia peanut butter, but now Sunland Inc., the company that produces that and many other nut butters, is recalling cashew butters, tahini (made with sesame seeds), and blanched and roasted peanut products sold at several different major grocery store chains. In all, the recall is for 101 different products. I repeat: 101 nut butter products recalled. Here's what you need to know.
So far 30 salmonella cases in 19 states have been reported. The recall now includes Whole Foods Market, Target (Archer Farms), Safeway (Open Nature), Fresh & Easy, Harry and David, Sprouts, Meinen's, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Giant Food of Landover, MD, and several others. But your best bet for protecting yourself and your family is to check the FDA's full list of recalled nut butter products and Sunland's newly updated press release.
I'm sorry to report that the recall includes organic brands, including Newman's Own. So no matter what kind of peanut butter you buy, definitely check those lists of recalled peanut butters. Don't assume you're safe because you use organic.
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Phew, anyone else here feeling a little paranoid about what may be lurking in their cupboards and refrigerators? I know I have a jar of peanut butter and two containers of tahini I'll be inspecting as soon as I get home. Please, just tell me Sunland doesn't make Nutella-type products. Just promise me that my chocolate-hazelnut spread is still safe ...
Do you buy any of the listed recalled brands of nut butters?