By News Desk | October 15, 2012
Sunland Inc.’s massive peanut butter recall – initiated in late September – has sent ripples across the U.S. and Canada as other firms recall foods made with Sunland’s products and Sunland itself continues to expand the original recall. Those ripples extended even further this weekend after the company added whole peanuts to its recall list.
New recalls announced this weekend included products made with both whole peanuts and peanut butter from Sunland.
This weekend Sunland Inc. announced that it has temporarily shut down production and distribution at its peanut and peanut butter production facilities, both located in Portales, New Mexico.
Environmental samples taken at both plants have tested positive for the strain of Salmonella Bredeney that is causing a multistate outbreak that had sickened 35 people in 19 states as of October 5.
See the list of recalled products in "More Foods Containing Sunland Peanut Products Recalled" at Food Safety News.