Take Two for September 25, 2012

Salmonella outbreak in Trader Joe's peanut butter spreads

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Peanut and almond butters are a lunchbox staple for many kids... And salmonella is particularly dangerous to kids and the elderly. Three quarters of those sickened have been children but to date no one has died.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now found 29 cases of the illness in 18 states, including California. Sunland, the New Mexico company that makes the peanut butter, expanded the number of its recalled products yesterday to 76 brands of nut butters. The butters have been linked to a rare and potent strain of salmonella called Bredeney. This isn't the first time peanut butter has been linked to salmonella. Peanut and almond butters are a lunchbox staple for many kids, and salmonella is particularly dangerous to children and the elderly. Three quarters of those sickened have been children, but to date, no one has died. Alex Cohen looks into how this outbreak occurred and how widespread it could be.

Guests:


Sarah Klein, a food safety attorney from the Center for Science and the Public Interest

The full list of recalled products as of September 25, 2012:

If you have one of the recalled products, the FDA recommends that you throw it away. Trader Joe's products can be returned to the store for a refund. The recall applies to the following products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013


  • UPC# 00989275 - Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted; Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted; 16oz

  • UPC# 00971119 - Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 16 oz

  • UPC# 00940795 - Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted; 16 oz

  • UPC# 8523902334 - Archer Farms Creamy Almond Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 8523902333 - Archer Farms Peanut Butter with Flax Seeds; 16 oz

  • UPC# 3377610090 - Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter and Flaxseed; 16 oz

  • UPC# 051379022518- fresh & easy Crunchy Almond Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 20003357 - fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea ;16 oz

  • UPC# 20003364 - fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter; 18 oz

  • UPC# 20003388 - fresh & easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 16 oz

  • UPC# 051379026431 - fresh & easy Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 oz

  • UPC# 20003395 - fresh & easy Creamy Almond Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 20003357 - fresh & easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 16 oz

  • UPC# 20003371 - fresh & easy Crunchy Peanut Butter; 18 oz

  • UPC# 2060140048 - heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 2060140047 - heinen's All Natural Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 2060140046 - heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 2060140045 - heinen's Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 3307915073 - Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter; 18 oz

  • UPC# 3307915072 - Joseph's Salt-Free No Sugar Added New Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter; 18 oz

  • UPC# 910053 - Natural Value Creamy Peanut Butter/Salt; 15 lb

  • UPC# 910060 - Natural Value Crunchy Peanut Butter/Salt; 15 lb

  • UPC# 5859500020 - Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 5859500019 - Naturally More Almond Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 5859500033 - Naturally More Peanut Butter Crunchy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 5859500055 - Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan; 26 oz

  • UPC# 5859500050 - Naturally More Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Vegan; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7989311202 - Open Nature Crunchy Peanut Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7989311201 - Open Nature Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 5855200003 - Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula; 16 oz

  • UPC# 5855200007 - Peanut Power Butter, Original Formula; 4 lb

  • UPC# 4792100442 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Almond Butter Creamy; 12 oz

  • UPC# 4792100439 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 4792100438 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 4792100436 - Serious Food, Silly Prices Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy

  • UPC# 4792100435 - Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Crunchy

  • UPC# 4792100434 - Serious Food, Silly Prices, No-Stir Peanut Butter, Creamy

  • UPC# 4792100432 - Serious Food, Silly Prices, Peanut Butter, Creamy; 16 oz

  • UPC# 8506000004 - Snaclite Power PB; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500334 - Sprouts Farmers Market Creamy Peanut Butter, No Salt; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500335 - Sprouts Farmers Market Crunchy Peanut Butter, No Salt; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500336 - Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500337 - Sprout's Crunchy Peanut Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500433 - Sprout's Creamy Almond Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500434 - Sprout's Crunchy Almond Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 7487500431 - Sprout's Creamy Peanut Butter; 16 oz

  • UPC# 4868787906 - Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Crunchy Valencia No Stir; 16 oz

  • UPC# 4868786906 - Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Valencia No Stir; 16 oz

  • UPC# 4868722906 - Sunland Natural Peanut Butter Creamy Salt Free Valencia

  • UPC# 4868709915 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt; 40 oz

  • UPC# 4868726910 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 12 oz

  • UPC# 4868785920 - Sunland Valencia Peanut Butter; 36 oz

  • UPC# 062725 - Sunland Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 4868730725 - Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 029725 - Sunland Pecan Deluxe Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 028725 - Sunland Pecan Deluxe Crunchy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 26570 - Sunland Creamy Dark Roast Peanut Butter; 500 lb

  • UPC# 4868726909 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 18 oz

  • UPC# 4868767909 - Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter; 18 oz

  • UPC# 4868785920 - Sunland Valencia Peanut Sauce; 36 oz

  • UPC# 22725 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 22704 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 5 lb

  • UPC# 4868722715 - Sunland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 4868721722 - Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter; 15 lb

  • UPC# 48687009704 - Sunland Natural Creamy Peanut Butter; 5 lb

  • UPC# 4868790301 - Sunland Creamy Natural Stabilizer Peanut Butter; 50 lbs

  • UPC# 87725 - Sunland Crunchy Natural Stabilized Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 4868786724 - Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter; 35 lb

  • UPC# 4868786704 - Sunland Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter; 5 lb

  • UPC# 4868784301 - Sunland Extra Stabilized Organic Creamy Peanut Butter; 50 lb

  • UPC# 21705 - Sunland Crunchy Peanut Butter; 40 lb

  • UPC# 25704 - Crunchy Sugar Butter; 5 lb

  • UPC# 26704 - Creamy Sugar Butter; 5 lb

  • UPC# 072704 - Sunland Almond Butter; 5 lb

  • UPC# 003050 - Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB; 16 oz

  • UPC# 4868772906- Sunland Natural Almond Butter, Creamy Roasted Almond; 16 oz


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