Peanut Butter Recall Extended to Raw, Roasted Peanuts
The recall of peanut butter and other nut products linked to an outbreak of salmonella from a New Mexico food company has now been expanded to include raw and roasted peanuts.
More than 400 products have been added to the growing list of recalled items, including MoonPies and ice cream, according to a list released by Sunland Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration's list of manufacturers that have recalled their own products.
"All of the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products that are from the one plant," Robert Tauxe of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said.
For the FDA's complete list of companies issuing related recalls, click here.
Sunland Inc. has already recalled peanut butter brands sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Walmart, Kroeger, Target and Costco. The FDA has warned consumers not to eat any products associated with Sunland, and to discard them right away because they might be tainted with salmonella.
A woman who would only identify herself as Barbara told ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix that she became ill after eating peanut butter she bought at her local grocery store.
"I had eaten peanut butter like three days in a row and I had just gotten so sick," she said. "I mean, seriously, this is a big deal."
Thirty-five people have been sickened in 19 states from coast to coast and there is concern that with so many products on the list, that number could grow.
Sunland has recalled everything made in its contaminated plant since March 2010.
Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.