Sunday, October 14, 2012
The recall of products containing peanut butter and other nut butters sold by many retailers under many labels has more than doubled to 240 products, with the FDA reporting a "fast-moving outbreak" of salmonella-induced sickness in 19 states.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Responding to what it called a "fast-moving outbreak" of salmonella-caused sickness in at least 19 states including one in Massachusetts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that the company recall of nut butter products made by Sunland Inc. and sold under many labels has more than doubled to at least 240 products. The recall list includes several well-known brands and a variety of peanut butter products as well as almond butter, cashew butter, tahini, and roasted blanched peanut products. This random list indicates the range: Not every container of the products in the list above or the much longer lists available from the FDA and from Sunland is affected. It depends on the batch, as shown by the UPC or SKU numbers. …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The recall is because of potentially-contaminated peanut butter sold in Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes.
Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes are being recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination. Flying Food Group is voluntarily recalling Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box with Enjoy By dates 8/10/12 to 10/6/12, which includes Justin’s Nut Butter 0.5-ounce single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs. Starbucks has locations at 288 Main St. and 24 Walkers Brook Drive in Reading. According to the FDA, The recalled peanut butter squeeze packs contained in the Protein Bistro Boxes have the following Best By dates: 7/14/13, 7/26/13, 7/27/13, 7/28/13, 7/29/13, 8/9/23, 8/10/13, 8/13/13, 8/14/13, 8/15/13, 8/26/13, 8/27/13, 8/28/13, 8/29/13, or 8/30/13. Peanuts associated with the Sunland, Inc. recall were used in the production of certain …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The family of a Grafton boy who contracted salmonella is suing Trader Joe's; they purchased the contaminated product in Shrewsbury.
The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Thirty people in a total of 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was in Grafton, reported WBZ-TV. Jackson Henson, 4, of South Grafton, became ill with salmonella after eating tainted peanut butter, and his family has filed a lawsuit against Trader Joe's in Shrewsbury, WBZ reported. Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Whole Foods, Wal-mart and GNC. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and …