September 26, 2012 in City

Spokane teen affected by bad peanut butter

By The Spokesman-Review
 

A Spokane teenager was among 30 people sickened with salmonella connected to peanut butter sold by Trader Joe’s.

Spokane health officials said the boy became ill about six weeks ago, as did another boy, from Thurston County.

The peanut butter recall has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters produced by Sunland Inc.

The New Mexico-based company processed and packaged the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that has since been linked to salmonella cases in 18 states.

The voluntary recall now includes 76 varieties of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and toasted blanched peanut products as a precaution, according to a news release from the company. Only the peanut butter product sold under the Trader Joe’s label, however, has been connected to salmonella.

The infections occurred between June 11 and Sept. 2.

The expanded recall list can be viewed at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm320647.htm.

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