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Recalled Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Linked To Salmonella

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Sunland Inc. in Portales, NM, manufactures the peanut butter associated with an outbreak of a rare Salmonella strain, industry sources tell Food Safety News.

Labeled as Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, the product was officially recalled nationwide Saturday by Trader Joe’s stores…

Sunland makes peanut butter — up to 6,000 pounds per hour — under several of its own brands and also makes Valencia peanut products for others including Trader Joe’s. A year ago Sunland hired a California design firm to design new label for peanut butter sold under the Kirkland brand by the wholesale membership giant Costco…

Salmonella comes in many strains. The strain that had led to the Trader Joe’s recall is rare. Salmonella Bredeney only accounts for 0.06 percent of Salmonella in the U.S. according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — and it can produce a range of symptoms, including some of the most severe. Continue reading