Peanut Butter Recall Includes Casper Stores
by Taylor Viydo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to a salmonella outbreak, grocery stores across the US are pulling jars of peanut butter off their shelves. The recall has also affected some Casper grocers.
New Mexico based Sunland Inc. is recalling multiple nut-products after salmonella was linked to one of the company's brands of peanut butter. The illnesses were first linked to peanut butter sold by Trader Joe's stores, but Sunland also sells products to other major grocery stores including Safeway and Target. Some of the brand names include "Archer Farms" at Target, and "Open Nature" at Safeway.
K2 News contacted local grocery stores in Casper to see if they have taken any action. A spokesman for Safeway says the store has pulled "Open Nature" peanut butter from its shelves, and are taking returns on any jars sold recently. The stores have also removed organic-brand peanut butter crackers and organic-brand "indian-corn" pop corn.
Meanwhile, a Target representative says the store has pulled "Archer Farms" brand peanut butter from its shelves.
K2 also contacted Natural Grocers, and a representative says they have removed jars of "Naturally More" brand peanut butter from their store.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 30 people in 19 states have salmonella infections linked to the Trader Joe's peanut butter. No deaths have been reported.