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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Linked to Sunland, Inc. Nut Butters, 2012

On September 22, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Samonella serotype Bredeney (Cluster Code 1208MLJBX-1) linked to Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter. Collaborative efforts by local, state and federal public health and regulatory officials traced the product to Sunland, Inc. a Portales, New Mexico company. Sunland issued a recall of multiple nut butters and products made with nut butters. When the outbreak was declared over, a total of 42 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney had been reported by 20 states. Among persons for whom information was available, illness onset dates ranged from June 14, 2012 to September 21, 2012. Ill persons ranged in age from less than 1 year to 79 years, with a median age of 7 years. Sixty-one percent of ill persons were children less than 10 years old. Among 36 persons with available information, 10(28%) patients had been hospitalized. No deaths were reported. The FDA confirmed that environmental samples collected at the Sunland facility had an DNA fingerprint that was indistinguishable to the DNA fingerprint found in outbreak associated patients.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Peanut Butter
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JBXX01.0013
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, Archer Farms,, Harry & David, Joseph's,, Natural Value,, Naturally More,, Open Nature, Peanut Power,, Serious Food,, Sprouts Farmers Market,, Sunland,, fresh & easy,, heinen's,
  • Total ill:
  • 42
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • No
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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