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New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. recalled the products under multiple brand names after the Food and Drug Administration and the federal Centers for
The other peanut and almond butters have not been linked to the illness, but Sunland says the same manufacturing equipment was used for the Trader Joe's product. The FDA is currently inspecting Sunland's plant in Portales, N.M.
Trader Joe's recalled the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from its stores Saturday after consultation with the FDA and the CDC.
According to the CDC, people who were sickened reported becoming ill between June 11 and Sept. 2. More than 3/4 of those who became ill were children under the age of 18. The agencies won't say which states have reported those illnesses. But according to state
Brand names included in the voluntary recall are Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen's, Joseph's, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprout's, Sunland and Dogsbutter.
Two additional Trader Joe's products are also included in the expanded recall: Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds and Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds.
No other Sunland or Trader Joe's products are included in the recall.
"There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers," said Jimmie Shearer, the president and CEO of Sunland. "As a precautionary step, we have decided to voluntarily recall our Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Please return the product to your supermarket for a full refund or dispose of it."
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 hours to 72 hours after infection. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.
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Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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