Thanks to the Food Bug Lady for keeping it all straight.
According to the CDC, the case count remained steady this week. A total of 30 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney have been reported from 19 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Arizona (1), California (2), Connecticut (3), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (1), Texas (4), Virginia (1), and Washington (2). 4 ill persons have been hospitalized.
We filed a lawsuit this week against Trader Joe’s and Sunland, Inc., the companies whose peanut butter and other nut products have been identified as the source of a 30-person Salmonella Bredeney outbreak among residents of 19 states. The lawsuit was filed in Nash County Superior Court on behalf of the father of an 8-year-old Nash County, North Carolina child who became ill with a Salmonella Bredeney infection in late August. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges his son consumed Trader Joe’s Valencia brand peanut butter on sandwiches and other items on several occasions before becoming ill with symptoms of Salmonella infection, including intense abdominal cramps, on August 25, 2012. The child developed bloody diarrhea soon thereafter and was seen by his pediatrician several times before being admitted to Wilson Medical Center for a 3-day hospitalization. According to the complaint, the child continues in his recovery from his Salmonella Bredeney infection, which was confirmed by the North Carolina Department of Health to be one of at least 30 Salmonella Bredeney cases linked to the consumption of Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut butter and potentially other products containing nuts and seeds recalled by Sunland, Inc.
Thanks to eFoodAlert (a.k.a. The Food Bug Lady) for this extensive list of retailers (go to eFoodAlert to get complete list of products) who have been selling Sunland’s product (here is Sunland’s recall list) and who are in the process of recalling it:
Earth Balance, division of GFA Brands, Inc.
Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms
Chattanooga Bakery Inc.
DOG for DOG
Oregon Ice Cream Company
Newman’s Own Organics
The Retailers (USA)
Brookshire’s food & pharmacy
Evolution Fresh (stores in Seattle, WA and Bellvue, WA)
Kroger (various stores)
Pak N Save
Stop & Shop
Whole Foods Market
The Retailers (Canada)
Amaranth Whole Foods Market (Calgary, AB)
Amaranth Whole Foods Market (St. Albert, AB)
Askews Foods (Salmon Arm, BC)
Blush Lane Organics (Edmonton, AB)
Community Natural Foods (Calgary, AB)
Drive Organics (Vancouver, BC)
Fortino’s (Brampton, ON)
Green’s Organic and Natural Market (Vancouver, BC)
Lifestyle Market (Victoria, BC)
Mom’s Nutrition Centre (Saskatoon, SK)
Mountain Goodness Natural Foods (Revelstoke, BC)
Nature’s Pantry (Smithers, BC)
Newport Market (Squamish, BC)
Old Fashion Foods (Regina, SK)
Organza Natural & Organic Market (Winnipeg, MB)
Planet Organic (Victoria, BC)
Planet Organic (Edmonton and Calgary, AB)
Riverside Grocery (Whitehorse, YT)
Transilvania Trading / Pirate Joe’s (Vancouver, BC)
Whole Foods Market (Penticton, BC)
Whole Foods Market (Vancouver & West Vancouver, BC)