So far, more that 400 different products have been added to the growing list of recalled items from the grocery store. Products recalled include Moonpies and ice creams based on a long list released by Sunland Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As a safety precaution as well as to avoid injuries or further product liability claims, Sunland had previously recalled peanut butter brands sold at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Target, Kroeger, Cosco, and Stop and Shop.
Meanwhile, the total number of reported illnesses linked to peanut butter has now reached 35. Initially, there were only 28 reported illnesses across the country when the news about salmonella contamination in peanut butter products surfaced by the end of September.
Upon discovering that a certain number of people who got ill with salmonella apparently shopped at Trader Joe’s, the FDA had since warned consumers not to eat peanut butter products manufactured by Sunland. Also, the agency conducted a test of salmonella bacteria in the affected products and different surfaces in the manufacturing plant.
Subsequently, the agency confirmed the presence of salmonella in an opened jar of Trader Joe’s peanut butter and in the environmental samples taken from the plant.
Also, previous reports claimed that the products affected by the recall are those that were manufactured between May and September. Now, it turns out that peanut butter products packed at Sunland’s Mexico plant as far back as March 2010 are likewise contaminated with salmonella.
Meanwhile, some leading brands of peanut butter like Skippy, Jiff, and Peter Pan are not made by Sunland and are therefore not affected by the recall nor do they contain salmonella bacteria.
As a concerned citizen, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney said that it is important to be always updated with such news update for safety purposes. Therefore, spreading public awareness is very significant at this time.