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2.6 Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped in New Mexico

March 31, 2014 by


Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of […]

Peanut Butter Recall (or consumer advisory)

March 19, 2014 by


Update: I spoke with a MDA representative, who informed me that that they can’t mandate a recall. They can only issue a “consumer advisory”. ________________________ The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Curt’s Peanut Butter Company of Cannon Falls are advising consumers with milk allergies to avoid consuming PB Crave Coco Bananas peanut butter. The […]

Trader Joe’s Pretzel Tale of Antitrust & Breach of Contract

February 22, 2014 by


ConAgra pretzel treats. Photo by Courtesy Photo The Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel weighs three grams, measures less than a cubic inch and consists, as its name suggests, of a thin pretzel shell stuffed with peanut butter. It was an unheard-of technological marvel when the Monrovia retailer started carrying them 26 years ago – […]

Insects in Peanut Butter – it’s true!

February 18, 2014 by


I like to read intersting food facts. This one I came upon today, surprised me. According to a Huffington Post article, Peanut Butter contains insect fragments? Really? The article references FDA. PEANUT BUTTER Insect filth (AOAC 968.35) Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams   Rodent filth (AOAC 968.35) Average of 1 […]

Sunland shuttered: NM peanut butter plant involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak last year closes its doors

October 12, 2013 by


by Doug Powell In fall, 2012, 41 people in 20 states contracted Salmonella from natural and organic peanut butter, produced by Sunland Inc. of Portales, New Mexico, and primarily through purchases at Trader Joe’s. By Nov. 2012, Sunland was eager to reopen, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had other ideas, and filed a […]


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