As of October 02, 2012.
Government officials trying to contain this salmonella outbreak say it doesn’t look good and more cases are expected to be reported. 30 people have been reported sick, most of them children, across 19 states due to the peanut butter in question. All products are linked to the Sunland Peanut Corporation in New Mexico. This all started with a recall of Trader Joe’s Valencia Salted Creamy Peanut Butter. Now more than 100 products made on the same machines as the peanut butter have also been recalled.
No one has reported getting sick from the cookies and snacks made from the peanut butter, but the products are still being pulled by Giant Foods, Stop and Shop, and Newman’s Own Organic.
The effected products also include some nut butters and nut products sold at Whole Foods, Target, Safeway, Fresh and Easy, Harry and David, Sprouts, Heinen’s, Stop and Shop Supermarket Company, Giant Food of Landover MD, and several other stores. Some of these retailers used Sunland ingredients in items they prepared and packaged themselves.
The Food and Drug Administration has a complete updated list of recalled products available online at :http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm#recalled
Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.