September 24, 2012 – Retail grocery giant Trader Joe’s is now recalling Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter nationwide after being linked to at least 29 salmonella food poisoning illnesses in 18 states. According to reports, more than 75% of those who allegedly became ill after eating Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter were children under the age of 18. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include the sudden onset of nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea.
Sunland Peanut Butter Recall Update 11/28/12: Officials from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have ordered the New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. processing plant closed after it was found to have manufactured ingredients contained in many recently recalled peanut butter products. An inspection conducted by federal health regulators revealed multiple strains of salmonella at the company’s processing facility, and determined that the plant’s owner knowingly distributed contaminated food to consumers.
Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Recall Update 9/26/12: New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has announced that it is expanding its nationwide recall to include a total of 76 types of peanut and almond butter after a product it sold to Trader Joe’s grocery stores was linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 30 people in 18 states. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than three-quarters of those infected were children under the age of 18.
Free Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Trader Joe’s and we can help.
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What’s the problem?
Last Thursday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release  stating that it was working with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the state of California to determine the link between Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter and the recent salmonella food poisoning outbreak. In response to this communication, Trader Joe’s voluntarily agreed to remove the product from the marketplace.
To date, the FDA has not indicated which states have reported salmonella illnesses, but a number of different states have issued independent warnings to residents not to eat Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Individual state health departments have reported three salmonella food poisoning cases in Massachusetts, one in Rhode Island, and one in North Carolina. The CDC said the first illness connected to this recall was reported on June 11, and the most recent on September 2. Information regarding those sickened after this date may still not be available.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that has the potential to cause serious and sometimes life-threatening illnesses in young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) typically include:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal pain
In rare cases, salmonella bacteria can get into the bloodstream and produce extremely serious illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
Do I Have a Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after eating Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.