October 05, 2012

Sunland, Inc. Expands Ongoing Recall to Include All Products Manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant after March 1, 2010

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of all products manufactured in Sunland Inc. Peanut Butter Plant after March 1, 2010 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The scope of the initial recall covered 101 products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. The expanded recall adds 49 products that are currently within the manufacturer's recommended shelf-life, that is, the "Best-If-Used-By" dates have not expired. The expanded recall also adds 90 products consumers may still have in their homes which are older than the "Best-If-Used-By Date". Distribution of many of the products being added to the recall was discontinued some time ago. The expanded recall covers all previously identified Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, and Tahini products as well as Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. New product categories being added to the list are several varieties of flavored butters and spreads, including Thai Ginger Butter, Chocolate Butter and Banana Butter.

The products were distributed under the Company's own label and under other brand names, and were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket, grocery and retail chains. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.

All products with "Best-If-Used-By" dates of March 1, 2011 or later should be returned or discarded immediately. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return or dispose of them immediately. The "Best-If-Used-By" date is stamped on the side of the jar's label below the lid of the jar. The UPC is located below the bar code on all products. For products in jars it will appear on the side of the jar's label. For products in other types of containers, the bar code may be located elsewhere on the packaging.

The full recall and product information can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322747.htm.