Recall of Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter Used in TEFAP and Food Plus Food Boxes

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

And its Branch Food Banks Announce a Recall of

Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter Used in TEFAP and Food Plus Food Boxes

Update: Sunland, Inc. announces an expansion of its voluntarily limited recall of almond butter and peanut butter to add cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products due to possible health risks.

View Sunland’s full announcement, updated 9/25/2012

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and its branch food banks in Amado, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Marana, and Nogales have been informed by Sunland Inc. that their Sunland Creamy Peanut Butter (12 oz. size) #4868726910, with expiration dates of May 1, 2013 through September 24, 2013, is being recalled because these items may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Other Sunland manufactured peanut butter brands may be included (see a complete list here, updated 9/25/2012).  These peanut butter products are used in the TEFAP Food Boxes and the Food Plus Food Boxes distributed by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, its branch food banks and its agency partners.

Food Bank clients who received food boxes with peanut butter are asked to return the opened or unopened jars to the location where they received their food boxes or to any of these locations:

  • Community Food Bank at 3003 South Country Club Road, Tucson Arizona 85713 (520-622-0525)
  • Amado Food Bank at 28720 South Nogales Highway, Amado, Arizona 85713 (520-398-2942)
  • Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank at 250 E. Continental Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (520-625-5252)
  • Marana Food Bank at 11734 West Greer Road, Marana, AZ 85653 (520-682-3001)
  • Nogales Food Bank at 2636 N Donna Ave., Nogales, AZ 85621 (520-281-2790)

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Sunland, Inc. at 1-888-837-1018.

For more information on the Southern Arizona peanut butter recall, contact Eric Hitzeman at (520) 882-3281.

Widespread Recall of Peanut Butter Hurts Food Bank Clients

The widespread recall of peanut butter is hurting the clients of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona as well as its branch food banks in Amado, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Marana, and Nogales.

Peanut butter is one of the main sources of protein in the Food Plus and TEFAP food boxes provided to Food Bank clients every day of the year.  The recall includes more than 100 peanut butter items that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Due to the danger, the Food Banks is unable to include peanut butter in the food boxes at this time and must find safe replacements immediately.  There is not time to hold the traditional peanut butter food drives.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and its branch food banks are asking for the public’s help in raising funds to purchase replacement peanut butter for the food boxes.  To purchase a three months’ supply of peanut butter (66,000 jars) it will cost $75,000.

Donations may be made at http://give.communityfoodbank.org/recall or by mail  to Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, P.O. Box 26727, Tucson, AZ 85726-6727.

For more information contact Eric Hitzeman at (520) 882-3281.