Maricopa County salmonella case linked to peanut butter recall

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A resident of Maricopa County is the latest person to suffer from salmonella poisoning due to tainted peanut butter.

A recent recall of Trader Joe’s peanut butter is now being expanded to include the company that manufactures Trader Joe’s product.

Sunland, which makes Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, has recalled 76 more types of peanut butter, including its almond butter.

The FDA and CDC has linked Sunland’s products to at least 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, which now includes Arizona.

“We have one case here in Arizona that is matched to the same pattern as all these other cases,” said epidemiologist Jodi Weiss. “Through interviews we’ve linked in to a peanut butter product that’s been produced by Sunland.”

Weiss adds that anyone who starts feeling sick after eating peanut butter should go to a doctor and get tested.

Peanut Butter & Almond Butter Recall
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Sunland Inc. has issued a recall on several of its products:

Here is a link to the CDC's web posting