Grafton Boy Gets Salmonella; Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Target, Walmart

The boy's family is suing Trader Joe's; they purchased the contaminated product in Shrewsbury.

The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide.

Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One of those cases was in Grafton, reported WBZ-TV.

Jackson Henson, 4, of South Grafton, became ill with salmonella after eating tainted peanut butter, and his family has filed a lawsuit against Trader Joe's in Shrewsbury, WBZ reported.

Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Wal-mart and GNC. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24. Sunland, Inc. is the manufacturer of the peanut and almond butter, which are sold under a variety of brand names, including Target's Archer Farms brand and Earth Balance.

About two-thirds of the illness were reported in children younger than 10.

Salmonella symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can cause particularly nasty infections in the very young or old and people with weakened immune systems.

"There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers, particularly the many families who enjoy our peanut butter everyday," Jimmie Shearer, president and CEO of Sunland, Inc. said in a statement. "While FDA, CDC, and State Health Agencies investigate to confirm the cause of illnesses reported, 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."

Read the full list of recalled products.

Chris L. October 05, 2012 at 05:14 PM
As arrogant as your post was, your use of complex vocabulary made sense. Others, not so much.... It's funny, I used everyday words, playing to my audience, and the point was still missed. Perhaps I'm not the one with an issue comprehending ornate verbiage....or...why use big words when they don't add any value to what you're saying? Especially when you run the risk of using them incorrectly, and coming off as an ignoramus. Oh, peanut butter? Jif. See? didn't need a doctoral thesis. one word. Jif. Not where I buy it, no whining about prices. Just.....Jif. good day.
Rick Chan October 05, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Lets be honest Chrissy - you'll never stop responding - it's your life to let everyone know how smart you are. Don't you ever pick on Cat videos again!! :)
kate f October 05, 2012 at 07:27 PM
This went 'nuts'!! It's the origin of the peanuts..not the store they were bought in....Trader Joe's was mentioned first....bought as a very healthy choice by the famiy of this child and by many, many other families.....and then went on to other brands and the stores that sell them....it's terrifying as you HOPE you avoid by tossing the peanutbutter/nut butter that you already ATE.....as those, nuts are in a lot of other things..there will be more stories..very scary..just inform your friends, coworkers..etc..remind them to check.... not get all crazy sounding about language...Dear Goddddddddd..! : )
WarrenMom October 06, 2012 at 03:39 AM
We all appreciate your snide superiority. But Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are also implicated. Do you make your own peanut butter at home?
Catherine October 06, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Walmart and Target??? Did you see this family bought their peanut butter from Trader Joe's? Which most have always considered healthy food! My thoughts and prayers go out to this family and the others who have been effected.


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