Peanut butter recall expanded, 2 illnesses reported in NJ

EDISON - A New Mexico company has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are now 30 illnesses in 19 states that can be traced to one of the recalled products. Two of the cases reported are in New Jersey.

Sunland Inc. sells its nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food distributors around the country. The company recalled products under multiple brand names after salmonella illnesses were linked Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, one of the brands manufactured by Sunland.

The recall includes nut products from Whole Foods Market, Target, Fresh & Easy, Giant Food, Harry and David, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and several others.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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