Sunland Inc. Adds 139 Products to Recall

Sunland Inc. Adds 139 Products to Recall

Sunland Inc. Adds 139 Products to Recall

On October 4, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Sunland, Inc. was expanding its recall of products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant because the products may contain Salmonella.  Many of products in the expanded recall include products that were manufactured after March 1, 2010.  

The original recall of 101 different products included items that were manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012.  The expanded recall includes 49 products that are still within a recommended shelf life.  Additionally, the expanded recall contains 90 other products that are older than the “Best-If-Used-By Date” but may still be in the homes of consumers.  

The company has expanded the recall because the products may still be contaminated with Salmonella.  The organism poses the most danger to children, elderly adults, and people with weakened immune systems.  If a healthy person is infected with Salmonella, they may experience symptoms like a high fever, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.  The illness will usually last 4 to 7 days and healthy adults may not need treatment.  However, if your symptoms become severe, you need to seek medical attention because the organism can cause serious illnesses in rare occasions.  

None of the recently added products have been linked to illnesses.  However, the initial products have infected 30 people in 19 different states including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.  

Sunland Inc. states that all products with a “Best-If-Used-By Date” of March 1, 2011 or later need discarded or returned immediately.  If you’re purchased a recalled product, you can return the product or proof of purchase for a full refund. 

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration




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