The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a
The New Mexico-based company manufactured and packaged the Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that regulators have since connected to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, including California.
Sunland this week said its voluntary recall now also includes 76 varieties of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products. Aside from the Trader Joe's peanut butter, none of the other products have been linked to illnesses.
Only goods produced between May 1 and Sept. 24 are affected. The expanded recall is "a precautionary step," Sunland said in a statement.
The items were available online and at large supermarket chains under brands such as Sprouts, Harry & David and
Victims took ill between June 11 and Sept. 2, according to the
"There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers, particularly the many families who enjoy our peanut butter everyday," said Jimmie Shearer, Sunland's chief executive, in a statement. "If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Please return the product to your supermarket for a full refund or dispose of it."
Other Sunland products are safe, the company said.