Company post on Facebook: "All Sunland brand products are perfectly safe to eat."
Food Safety News
by Dan Flynn | Sep 24, 2012
Sunland Inc. in Portales, NM, manufactures the peanut butter associated with an outbreak of a rare Salmonella strain, industry sources tell Food Safety News.
Labeled as Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, the product was officially recalled nationwide Saturday by Trader Joe's stores for possible Salmonella Bredeny contamination after the product was linked to at least 29 illnesses in 18 states.
Sunland makes peanut butter --up to 6,000 pounds per hour-- under several of its own brands and also makes Valencia peanut products for others including Trader Joe's. A year ago Sunland hired a California design firm to design new label for peanut butter sold under the Kirkland brand by the wholesale membership giant Costco.
No other peanut butter brands manufactured by Sunland or anybody else in Portales, NM, the capital of the Valencia peanut region that spans an area of eastern New Mexico and western Texas, are involved in the recall nor have they been associated with the outbreak.
Continue reading, "Recalled Trader Joe's PB Made by Sunland Inc. in Portales, NM" at Food Safety News.