Peanut Butter Recall, Salmonella Alert

Last month, the New Mexico-based company Sunland Inc. recalled multiple brands of peanut and almond butter products, after a string of salmonella illnesses were linked to one of the brands it manufactures. Now, they are expanding the recall to include cashew butters and tahini, as well as blanched and roasted peanut products.

According to Associated Press and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 30 salmonella illnesses in 19 states, all of which can be traced back to a Sunland brand of peanut butter sold at Trader Joe’s (Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter).

Sunland’s products are sold at some of the U.S.’s largest grocery stores, under a variety of different brand names. The recall now includes 101 different products, including all products that were manufactured on the same equipment as the tainted peanut butter products.

Want to check if your nut products are safe? The Sunland recall affects nut products sold at: Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Market, Target, Safeway, Fresh & Easy, Harry and David, Sprouts, Heinen’s, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Giant Food of Landover, Md., as well as several other stores.

Some of the recalled, Sunland-manufactured brand names include Target’s Archer Farms, Safeway’s Open Nature, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Late July, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprouts, Sunland and Dogsbutter.

Here’s a complete list of the 101 recalled products.



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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

Fortunately, I'm allergic to peanuts. :-)

Jude Hand
Judith Hand5 years ago


aj E.
aj E5 years ago


Christine Stewart

Boo hoo, I love peanut butter. I think all of these processing plants need to clean their facilities on occasion, huh? So many recalls lately. You'd think they could do a culture swab around the factory weekly and make sure there were no bacteria, before people start to get sick....

Kathleen Cazander


Lynn C.
Lynn C5 years ago

Thanks for the warning.

Erin F.
Er F5 years ago

Salmonella in peanut butter?

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Oops! We had some of the recalled peanut butter!

Silas Garrett
Silas Garrett5 years ago

Hmmm... I had better save this and check my peanut butter later today....

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton5 years ago