Contact:Consumer:866-837-1018575-356-6638Media:Ms. Katalin Coburn805-796-3368 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 24, 2012 - Sunland, Inc. today announced a voluntary limited recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products, manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012, because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experiencefever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, 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.The voluntary recall was initiated after learning that between June 11, 2012 and September 2, 2012, twenty-nine people reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states, including Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, according to a report issued on September 22, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers, particularly the many families who enjoy our peanut butter everyday. While FDA, CDC, and State Health Agencies investigate to confirm the cause of illnesses reported, as a precautionary step, we have decided to voluntarily recall our Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Please return the product to your supermarket for a full refund or dispose of it." Statement of Jimmie Shearer, President and CEO of Sunland, Inc.The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No other Sunland products are affected by this recall.The products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains.The specifics of the affected products are as follows: The UPC is located on the side of the jar's label below the bar code. UPCType of productJar Size8523902334Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter16 oz8523902333Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds16 oz3377610090Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed16 oz051379022518fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with SeaSalt16 oz20003364fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz20003388fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with SeaSalt16 oz051379026431fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter40 oz20003395fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter16 oz20003357fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with SeaSalt16 oz20003371fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter18 oz2060140048heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz2060140047heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz2060140046heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz2060140045heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy16 oz3307915073Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New CrunchyValencia Peanut Butter18 oz3307915072Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New CreamyValencia Peanut Butter18 oz910053Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb910060Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt15 lb5859500020Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter16 oz5859500019Naturally More Almond Butter16 oz5859500033Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy16 oz5859500055Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan26 oz5859500050Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan16 oz7989311202Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz7989311201Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz5855200003Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula16 oz5855200007Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula4 lb4792100442Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy12 oz4792100439Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir PeanutButter, Crunchy16 oz4792100438Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir PeanutButter, Creamy16 oz4792100436Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz4792100435Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter,Crunchy16 oz4792100434Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter,Creamy16 oz4792100432Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy16 oz8506000004Snaclite Power PB16 oz7487500334Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, NoSalt16 oz7487500335Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No16 oz Salt 7487500336Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz7487500337Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter16 oz7487500433Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter16 oz7487500434Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter16 oz7487500431Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter16 oz4868787906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia NoStir16 oz4868786906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia NoStir16 oz4868722906Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt FreeValencia16 oz4868709915Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt40 oz4868726910Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter12 oz4868785920Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter36 oz062725Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb4868730725Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb029725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb028725Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter40lb26570Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter500 lb4868726909Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz4868767909Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter18 oz4868785920Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce36 oz22725Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb22704Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb4868722715Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter40 lb4868721722Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter15 lb48687009704Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter5 lb4868790301Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter50 lbs87725Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter40 lb4868786724Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter35 lb4868786704Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter5 lb4868784301Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy PeanutButter50 lb21705Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter40 lb25704Crunchy Sugar Butter5 lb26704Creamy Sugar Butter5 lb072704Sunland Almond Butter5 lb003050Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB16 oz4868772906Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy RoastedAlmond16 oz00989275Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with RoastedFlaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted00940795Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds,Crunchy & Salted16 oz Best-If-Used-By Dates: This recall applies to the above products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. (Stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar.)Consumers who have purchased Sunland's Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products with the above UPC and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard the product immediately. Consumers can contact the company at 1-866-837-1018, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MT at (575) 356-6638.Media representatives should contact Ms. Katalin Coburn, Vice President for Media Relations, Sunland, Inc., at 805-796-3368.
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