More on the Trader Joe's peanut butter contamination story (as featured on the Digital Journal). The infection rate, as measured in jars, seems to be increasing.
Trader Joe's recalled the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter manufactured between May 1 and September 24, 2012 from its stores on Saturday after consultation with the FDA and the CDC. Coburn said the FDA is currently inspecting Sunland's plant in Portales, N.M.
New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has expanded its recall to 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after a product it sold to Trader Joe's groceries was linked to a salmonella outbreak.
Brand names included in the recall are Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen's, Joseph's, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout's, Sunland and Dogsbutter. Two additional Trader Joe's products are also included in the expanded recall - Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds and Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds.
The company recalled the products under multiple brand names after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Sunland Inc, manufactures and packages the Trader Joe's peanut butter.
For more, see CBS News.