The United States Food and Drug Administration has suspended the registration of Sunland Inc., which takes away the rights of this company to sell food of any sort.
Readers may recall that Sunland Inc. had been linked to recent peanut butter recalls, peanut butter product recalls, pet treat recalls that contain peanut butter, and more.
In a letter to Jimmie D. Shearer, President of Sunland Inc., the FDA stated the following:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hereby suspends the registration for your food facility, Sunland, Inc. (Sunland), located at 42593 U.S. Highway 70, Portales NM. Your food facility was registered with FDA pursuant to section 415(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) [21 U.S.C. 350d(a)] on November 24, 2003, and such registration was updated on July 11, 2012. Section 415(b)(1) of the FD&C Act provides in relevant part that if FDA determines that food manufactured, processed, packed, received, or held by a facility registered under section 415 has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals, FDA may by order suspend the registration of a facility (1) that created, caused, or was otherwise responsible for such reasonable probability; or (2) that knew of, or had reason to know of, such reasonable probability, and packed, received, or held such food.
Readers can view the entire letter by visiting the FDA page here. To read more information about Sunland Inc., please use this link.
Consumers should be aware that products remaining in stores sold by other distributors should be safe and are not included with this recall. A list of products that are connected with the Sunland peanut butter recall may be viewed here.
Peanut butter is such an important part of many family menus, no doubt there will need to be an alternative added for the typical lunch many eat. Many health food stores sell nut butter made in the store that include almonds or other nuts rather than peanuts.
Anyone with a product that is part of this recall may return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Those handling products that may be contaminated should be sure they wash their hands thoroughly after handing a product that may contain salmonella.
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