Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter linked to 30 salmonella cases

September 26, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 26, 2012

Trader Joe’s recalled nut butters due to potential salmonella contamination in the products.

Between June 11 and Sept. 2, health officials reported 29 people sickened by salmonella to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The people sickened due to suspected contamination include a Spokane boy and Thurston County boy.

Officials reported similar illnesses in 17 other states connected to the products.

Trader Joe’s and product manufacturer Sunland, Inc. initiated the voluntary recall on Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds and Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24.

Sunland, Inc. suspended production and distribution as the company and the federal Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate.

Customers with questions can contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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