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US peanut butter recall includes 101 products

CBS News reports an ongoing recall of peanut and almond butter products due to possible salmonella contamination. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc.'s recall now includes 101 products, and several retailers have issued additional recalls including items made with Sunland ingredients.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there are now 30 illnesses in 19 states that can be traced to the peanut butter. No other foods have been linked to the illnesses, but New Mexico based Sunland recalled other products manufactured on the same equipment as the recalled product.

Those sickened reported becoming ill between June 11 and Sept. 11, according to the CDC. Almost two-thirds of those who became ill were children under the age of 10. No deaths have been reported.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 hours to 72 hours after infection, which is known as salmonellosis. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, the recall includes nut products sold at Whole Foods Market, Target, Fresh & Easy, Giant Food, Harry and David, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and several other stores. Some of the stores used Sunland ingredients in items they prepared and packaged themselves. Brand names recalled include Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Late July, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout’s, Sunland and Dogsbutter, among others.

A full list of products can be found on the Food and Drug Administration web site.

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