Packing a healthy school lunch kids will eat just became more difficult this week with Sunland Inc.'s recall of bulk peanut butter, found in numerous products and jarred peanut butter brands. Salmonella is to blame, and so far 30 people in 19 states have been sickened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In auto news, General Motors recalled nearly 430,000 vehicles because of power train issues. And Specialized Bicycle Components issued a recall on some 12,000 bicycles because the front fork can break, posing a fall and injury hazard to riders. Read on for these and other recalls.
Peanut butter recall
Sunland Inc. recalled bulk peanut butter used by various brands as well as almond butter, cashew butter, tahini, and roasted blanched peanut products, out of concern for salmonella contamination. So far 30 people have been sickened with salmonella after ingesting the salmonella contaminated products, and four have been hospitalized, in 19 states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Specific brands affected include: Archer Farms; Earth Balance; fresh & easy; heinen's; Joseph's; Natural Value; Naturally More; Open Nature; Peanut Power; Serious Food, Silly Prices; Sprout's Farmers Market; Sunland; Dogsbutter; and Trader Joe's.
Some 76 related products have been recalled. Please read the recall press release for the complete list of specific products containing the recalled ingredients by these various food manufacturers and sellers.
Separate food recalls related to the Sunland Inc. recall also include:
Other food recalls this week include:
General Motors recalled 426,240 vehicles this week: 2008-2010 Chevy Malibu, 2008-2010 Pontiac G6, and 2007-1010 Saturn Aura vehicles, all equipped with 4-speed automatic transmission, because the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate. This could cause transmission gear issues--the vehicle may not be in "PARK"--and could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, posing a crash risk. GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact General Motors at (800) 521-7300.
Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling some 12,000 2008 and 2009 model year men's and women's bicycles, after four reports of the front forks breaking. Some riders sustained facial fractures, head and shoulder injuries and cuts. The bicycles were sold at authorized Specialized retailers nationwide from July 2007 to July 2012. Consumers may return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for the free installation of a free replacement fork. For additional information, you may contact Specialized at (877) 808-8154 or visit the company's website at www.specialized.com. If you are in the market for a replacement bike, consult our reviews.
In the medicine cabinet
In supplement and medicine recalls: