Salmonella Bredeney Infections Linked to Trader Joe’s and Sunland, Inc. Peanut Butter

UPDATED RECALL LIST – September 24, 2012

Sunland, Inc. Announces an Expansion of its Voluntarily Limited Recall of Almond Butter and Peanut Butter To Add Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products Due to Possible Health Risk.

At least 29 people across 18 states have become ill due to a recent outbreak of salmonella infections. The outbreak has been linked to Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, which was voluntarily recalled by the company on September 22, 2012.

As of September 23, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 29 cases of salmonella bredeney infections linked to the peanut butter, and four of those individuals have been hospitalized. Additional cases may be confirmed in the coming days and weeks, although consumers have been urged to avoid eating Trader Joe’s peanut butter made with sea salt. If you currently have a jar of the peanut butter, you may either dispose of it or return it to Trader Joe’s for a refund.

June 11, 2012 was the onset of the first confirmed case of salmonella, and the most recently confirmed onset was September 2, 2012. So far, there have been no affected peanut butter lot numbers released to the public, nor has the Centers for Disease Control released which 18 states have had salmonella cases.

Salmonella is a dangerous bacteria that often infects people via food sources. Children and elderly individuals are especially susceptible to illness when they come in contact with contaminated foods, as are individuals with compromised immune systems. Thus far, approximately three out of every four of the salmonella cases linked to the Trader Joe’s peanut butter have occurred in children under age 18.

If you or someone you know has recently eaten Trader Joe’s peanut butter made with sea salt, symptoms of salmonella infection usually present themselves within 12 to 72 hours of consumption. They usually include diarrhea and fever. It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you begin to experience these symptoms.

Trader Joe’s Salmonella Outbreak Legal Representation

Individuals affected by the Trader Joe’s salmonella outbreak may be entitled to compensation. The food poisoning attorneys at Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC are standing by to evaluate food borne illness cases and help you determine your legal rights.

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