Friday, October 5, 2012

The Peanut Salmonella Recall

More than 200 peanut products have now been recalled because of Salmonella bacteria potential, U.S. health officials say.

The recalled products all contain peanut butter made at Sunland Inc., a manufacturing company in New Mexico because Salmonnella has been found in samples taken from the company's production plant.

Sunland recalled about 100 of its products in late September because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. Today, the recall is now up to 240 products.

The recall includes all products made at Sunland's product plant since March 1, 2010, the FDA said. Of the newly recalled products, about 50 have "Best-If-Used-By" dates that have not expired, and 90 have "Best-If-Used-By" dates that have expired, but may still be in consumer's homes.

A total of 35 people from 19 states have been sickened from the outbreak, most of whom are children. They were infected with a strain of bacteria called Salmonella Bredeney.

full list of the recalled products can be found on the FDA's site.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends consumers do not eat the recalled products, and dispose of them or return them to the store.