Two additional nut butter products have been added to a list of Trader Joe's products consumers should not eat because they have been linked to a Salmonella outbreak.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advised consumers Friday not to consume or purchase Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt, manufactured by Sunland Inc.
Monday Sunland also voluntarily recalled Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy and Salted and Trader Joe's Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, Crunchy & Salted.
The outbreak has sickened 29 people in 18 states, including a child in Maryland who was not hospitalized and has recovered.
On its website, Trader Joe's said the company "is fully cooperating with … authorities because there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our customers and crew, and the quality of our products."
The manufacturer has also recalled a number of other products sold at stores, but it is not known whether these products are sold in Maryland.
Find a list of products here: http://www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf .
State officials said other Trader Joe's peanut butter products may be affected and advises against eating any as the investigation continues.
Symptoms of Salmonella included diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 6 to 72 hours after infection.
For more information on Salmonella: http://ideha.dhmh.maryland.gov/SitePages/salmonellosis.aspx.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun