Food Safety peanut butter recall

Published on October 5th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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Peanut Butter Recall Continues to Expand

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The Sunland Inc peanut butter recall has expanded again. Sunland supplies peanut butter to many store brands – both conventional and organic – so check your shelves!

The recall started with Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter, which I happened to have in my fridge. It now includes over 100 products. The recall started with a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 30 people in 19 states.

Salmonella is a common cause of food poisoning and is especially dangerous for pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.

Since announcing the recall last month, it’s expanded to include more brands and peanut butter products, and they’ve now pushed back the recall start date to 2010. That means Sunland peanut butter products produced any time after March 1, 2010 is now part of the recall.

Sunland Recall Now Includes Whole Peanuts – 10/14/2012

Sunland has now expanded the recall to include whole peanuts – roasted, unroasted, shelled, and sunshelled produced in 2011 and 2012. Since Sunland supplied peanut butter to so many companies, I’d guess that we’ll see more secondary recalls from companies who used whole Sunland peanuts.

Peanut Butter Recall Brands - last updated 10/14/2012

Peanut butter brands affected by the recall are:

  • Archer Farms
  • Earth Balance
  • Evolution Fresh
  • Fresh & Easy
  • Harry & David
  • Heinen’s
  • Joseph’s
  • Natural Value
  • Natrually More
  • Open Nature
  • Peanut Power Butter
  • Serious Food, Silly Prices
  • Snaclite
  • Sprout’s
  • Sunland
  • Crunchy Sugar Butter
  • Creamy Sugar Butter
  • Dogsbutter
  • Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter and Almond Butter

You can find the specific UPC codes on the Sunland recall list (pdf). Many products containing Sunland’s recalled peanut butter are also part of the recall. This is called a “secondary recall,” and I’m having a hard time finding a complete list of secondary products. Here’s what I was able to track down thanks to Food Safety News and the FDA recall website:

  • Alden’s Peanut Butter ‘n Chip (48 oz.) and Cascade Glacier Chocolate Peanut Butter (3 gal) made by Oregon Ice Cream Co.
  • Fairytale Brownie
  • Late July Organic Snacks, organic mini peanut butter sandwich crackers
  • Jer’s Chocolates Gourmet Peanut Butter Bars and Gourmet Jer’s Squares
  • Whole Foods Market Peanut Butter Power Chews and Treasure Trove Mix from the bulk bins in Florida and California
  • Whole Foods Market chicken spring rolls and peanut sesame noodles at the Houston store located at 2955 Kirby Drive
  • Xan Confections gourmet peanut butter chocolate products
  • Justin’s Nut Butter 0.5 oz. single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs
  • Evolution Fresh Brand Cinnamon Apple & Almond Butter Sandwiches and Almond Butter
  • Moonpie Peanut Butter Crunch Cookie Sandwiches
  • Moon Pie Peanut Butter Crunch
  • Sunridge Farms Chocolate Brownie Squares
  • Sunridge Farms Chocolate Double Decker Chew
  • Sunridge Farms Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy with Salt
  • Sunridge Farms Organic Peanut Butter Creamy No Salt
  • Kilwins sugar free peanut butter fudge bars
  • Talenti Chocolate Peanut Cup Gelato
  • Cascadian Farm Sweet & Salty Peanut Pretzel Bars
  • Cascadian Farm Sweet & Salty Mixed Nut Granola Bars
  • Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chip Chewy Granola Bars
  • Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars
  • Cascadian Farm Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Cranberry Chewy Granola Bars
  • Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream
  • Jon Donaire peanut butter cup
  • Jon Donaire ice cream cake
  • TCBY peanut butter fudge deep dish frozen yogurt pie
  • Clemmy’s Ice Cream Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip in pint containers
  • Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company – all ice creams containing almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanuts

Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure this is not a complete list of secondary recalls. If you have any peanut butter or almond butter products in your home that are not on this list, I’d contact the company to see if it’s been recalled. Better safe than sorry! If you discover other recalled peanut- and almond-butter products that aren’t on this list, I’d love for you to drop them in the comments on this post, so other folks can find them!

This isn’t the first peanut butter recall. Last year, Skippy recalled two types of its peanut butter, and back in 2009 ConAgra foods had a massive peanut butter recall.

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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