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76 products: Peanut butter recall spreads beyond Trader Joe's

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76 types of peanut butter and almond butter have been folded into a recall that sent Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter flying off the shelves at Trader Joe's on Saturday -- the FDA and CDC linked 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to that product.

None of the other peanut or almond butters being recalled have been linked to illnesses. New Mexico-based Sunland, Inc. recalled the foods because they were manufactured with the same equipment as the Trader Joe's product, according to a company spokeswoman.

The products were distributed nationally to a number of large supermarket chains. This recall applies to the products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013. 

Consumers who have purchased products with the below UPC codes and Best-If-Used-By-Dates are urged to discard or return the product immediately.  


More US teens smoking marijuana than smoking cigarettes, says CDC


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A new government survey shows more teens are smoking marijuana than are smoking cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

The CDC found 23 percent of high schoolers said they recently smoked pot, while only 18 percent said they'd recently had a cigarette. The survey questioned the kids on a variety of risky businesses.

While teen smoking has been on the decline for decades, last year marked the first time the measure of marijuana clearly rose above the cigarette cloud.

A University of Michigan study also found that partaking of pot had surpassed cigarette use, and that teens today may see marijuana as less dangerous than cigarettes.