Peanut Butter Recalls Continue

Earlier this week we told you of Trader Joe’s recall of Salted Valencia Peanut Butter and Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms’ recall of Candy Energy Nuggets, Peanut Butter Power Chews, and Treasure Trove Mix. Whole Foods and Fresh and Easy are now announcing recalls in connection with the potentially tainted peanut butter.

Whole Foods Market is recalling 3oz peanut butter cookies and 3oz peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies sold in the self-serve pastry case. Mini peanut butter cookies sold in 12-pack paper bags are also included in their recall. The recalls have been made as there is a potential of Salmonella contamination in the peanut butter used in these foods.

The recalled cookies were sold before Sept. 29, 2012 in all Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. This cookie recall is in response to a recall by Sunland, Inc., whose recalled peanut butter has been connected to 29 illnesses in 18 states.

Two of the recalled items are sold in the self-serve pastry case (3oz Peanut Butter Cookie, 3oz Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk), under the cookie PLU (47963). The packaged cookies (Mini Peanut Butter Cookie 12pk) are sold in small, plain brown bags featuring a cellophane window on the front, an oval Whole Foods Market sticker that says “mini peanut butter cookies” and has the PLU (22096100000). The recall includes all of these cookies sold before Sept. 29, 2012.

Also announced today, Fresh and Easy is recalling multiple items sold. In response to Sunland recall, Fresh and Easy is recalling several nut butters, marked with ‘Best Before’ dates from May 1, 2013 to September 24, 2013, as well as the following products:

  • Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter Salt Free 16 oz
  • Sunland Tahini 16 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Crunchy Almond Butter 16 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Creamy Almond Butter 16 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Crunchy Peanut Butter 18 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Creamy Peanut Butter 18 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Organic Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt 16 oz
  • Fresh & Easy Goodness Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 8 / 1.1 oz cups
  • Fresh & Easy Deli Box Protein Power Lunch
  • Fresh & Easy Creamy Cashew Butter

I think that has just about covered it. Are there any peanut butter products left, anywhere?

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