Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Lawsuit Filed for Salmonella Poisoning

A 30-person Salmonella Bredeney outbreak among residents of 19 states traced to peanut butter and other nut products ihas resulted in a lawsuit to be filed next week against Trader Joe’s. In the suit, the plaintiff says he ate Trader Joe’s Valencia brand peanut butter on sandwiches after becoming ill with Salmonell infection on August 25. The child developed diarrhea and admitted to the hospital. New-Mexico based Synland Inc. has recalled 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention lined 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia which is manufactured and packaged by Sunland.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 hours to 72 hours after infection. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. In some people, severe diarrhea may lead to hospitalization or other dangerous complications that require antibiotics.

Brand names included in the recall are 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 and Dogsbutter. Two additional Trader Joe’s products are also included in the expanded recall – Trader Joe’s Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds and Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds.