Expanded Peanut Butter Recall: List Grows to 76 Products

The Sunland Corp., issued a recall a few weeks ago due to a possible health risk concerning its peanut butter products sold nationally and at stores in and near Murrieta. There are now 30 sick in 28 states, the FDA reports.

The list of Sunland Corp., peanut butter products being recalled has been extended by the FDA and now includes 76 other items ranging from crackers to cookies. Many of the products are sold in or near Murrieta at Fresh & Easy, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, as well as Target and some large supermarket chains.

Now included in the growing list: Cashew and Almond Butter sold at Trader Joe's, Fresh & Easy and Whole Foods.

Also recently added: Newman's Own Organics has issued a voluntary limited recall of certain lots of Peanut Butter Newman-O's Sandwich Crème Cookies, with expiration dates 27MAY13 and 3MAY13, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstance, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

These cookies were distributed nationwide via retail stores.

Product manufactured with the expiration dates shown below should not be used. No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with Newman's Own Organics products. 

No other Newman's Own Organics products or expiration dates are affected by this voluntary recall. The expiration dates are located on the side panels of the boxes or packages and are not marked with the words "Expiration Date" or "Use By Date".

Newman's Own Organics Products Manufactured with Sunland Peanut Products :

Unit UPC#Case UPC#DescriptionExpiration Date 7 57645 02170 8 7 57645 02171 5 Peanut Butter Newman-O's, 8oz/6 pack 27MAY13 7 57645 02150 0 7 57645 02151 7 Peanut Butter Newmans-O's, 13oz/6 pack 3MAY13

If you have any of the listed products on hand or have any additional questions with regard to the recall, please contact Sarah Zamani at Newman’s Own Organics at 831-685-2866 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time for further instructions.

Retailers who have purchased Peanut Butter Newman-O’s Sandwich Crème Cookies 13 oz/6 pack or 8 oz/6 pack with the above expiration dates are urged to discard the product immediately and provide a proof of destruction.

Consumers who have purchased this product with the above expiration dates are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-865-2866.

For more information on the Sunland recall, please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website fda.gov or read Sunland's official statement at:

Aside from the Trader Joe's peanut butter, none of the other products are linked to the illnesses, the recall is just a precautionary measuse, the New Mexico-based company said.

Information provided by the FDA.


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