The Food and Drug Administration Friday announced that certain samples from Sunland Inc. nut butter production facility showed presence of Salmonella.
The agency also said that an outbreak strain of Salmonella was obtained from an opened jar of Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter. The company had recently recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter amid reports of a salmonella outbreak.
Sunland Inc. Thursday announced that it was recalling all products made in the Sunland nut butter production facility between March 1, 2010 and Sept. 24, 2012. The number of products recalled by Sunland Inc. now stands at 240.
The recall list now includes Thai Ginger Butter, Chocolate Butter and Banana Butter along with Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, and Cashew Butter. The complete list of the recalled products is available here.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 35 people from 19 States have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney.
Lawsuit against Trader Joe's and Sunland Inc
A mother from Massachusetts, Brandi Henson, filed a lawsuit against Sunland Inc. and Trader Joe's after her 4-year-old son became ill with nausea, cramps and diarrhea. A stool sample from the child showed the presence of the strain of salmonella that has been associated with the outbreak, according to reports.
"We especially buy organic and all natural foods as much as we can because we're trying to protect our kids and be healthy, and to know that the food we're buying is tainted, we just don't want that to happen," Brandi Henson said to Seattle Pi.
"My client was feeding her family what she believed was a safe product. It's a shame that a staple of nearly every American kid's diet is once again causing illness. More needs to be done to protect our children from Salmonella," said Bill Marler, attorney for the Henson family.
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