There has been a salmonella outbreak traced to peanut butters sold at Trader Joe’s and Target. If you purchased Sunland nut butters anytime since May 1st, check this list to see if yours is one of the recalled products.
A salmonella outbreak is a very serious matter. So far 29 people have reported getting sick in 18 different states, including Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland.
The CDC states that salmonella bacteria cause people to develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. These symptoms usually last 4 to 7 days, and most people will recover without treatment, though sometimes the diarrhea will become so severe that people must be hospitalized.
So far four people have needed hospitalization from these nut butters.
If you’ve bought any Sunland nut butter, check the list to see if your batch was recalled. Monitor your family over the next few days if you have consumed any of the products.