FDA Advises Consumers Not to Eat Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter

FDA Advises Consumers Not to Eat Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM EDT

(FDA news release) The FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health officials announced over the weekend they are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections possibly linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, with a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) identifier of 97111.

According to a FDA news release:

The CDC reports a total of 29 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney from 18 states.

As part of its investigation, FDA contacted Sunland Inc., which makes Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.  On September 23rd, FDA and CDC briefed Sunland Inc. on the status of the investigation and the company volunteered to recall of its almond butter and peanut butter products that were manufactured on the same product line as Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter between May 1 and September 24, 2012.

Read the FDA news release HERE.

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