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Raw, roasted peanuts now on peanut butter recall list

10:11 AM, Oct 16, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A New Mexico food company that produced the peanut butter linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning has expanded an ongoing recall of its products to include raw and roasted peanuts.

The Food and Drug Administration said Saturday that Sunland Inc. added raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts sold in quantities from 2 ounces to 50 pounds to its recall.

FDA inspectors have found salmonella in raw peanuts from the Sunland processing plant.

Sunland Inc. has already recalled peanut butter brands sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroger, Target and Costco.

The FDA has warned consumers not to eat any products associated with Sunland, and to discard them right away because they might be tainted with salmonella.

Thirty-five people have gotten sick in 19 states and there is concern that with so many products on the list, that number could grow.

Sunland has recalled everything made in its contaminated plant since March 2010.

Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk.

For the full list of recalled Sundland products visit the FDA product recall list.

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