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Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Recall Expands

Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter has been recalled due to possible salmonella.

A voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter manufactured by Sunland Inc. of New Mexico has now expanded to include its cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products.

Sunland manufactures Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, which was recalled over the weekend due to possible salmonella contamination. 

Nationally, there have been 29 cases of illness with two cases reported in Pennsylvania, according to a state health department statement.

This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012.

Brands included in the recall include: 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, Trader Joe's and Dogsbutter.

A complete list of products has been attacted to the media section of this article.

Symptoms of salmonella infection included diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 6 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 2 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient requires hospitalization. Older adults, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness from salmonella infection.

For more information on salmonella, visit www.health.state.pa.us.

This story originally appeared on Plum-Oakmont Patch

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