The peanut butter recall intended to extinguish an multistate outbreak of a rare strain Salmonella continues to evolve.
Sunland Inc. Thursday extended its list of recalled products to include all that were manufactured in the Portales, NM peanut butter plant after March 1, 2010 for possible health risks.
In addition to covering most of the nation’s major retail grocery stores, Sunland Inc.’s recall of peanut and other nut butters now also includes the federal government’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Recalled products were distributed in New Mexico under the Commodity program in September, but were removed before October’s distribution.
In another sign of a maturing outbreak, the first victims lawsuits linked to this strain of Salmonella are being filed.
A Massachusetts mother and her 4-year-old son Thursday sued Sunland Inc. and Trader Joe’s in Worcester County Superior Count.
Brandi Henson and her son are represented in their lawsuit against the manufacturer and the retailer by Marler Clark, the food safety law firm that also underwrites Food Safety News.
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