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Sunland Inc peanut butter plant linked to salmonella outbreak

Posted: November 27, 2012 |   Comments

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspended operations on Monday at a New Mexicofood producer linked to salmonella-tainted peanut butter that has sickened at least 41 people this year, the agency said in a statement.

The FDA said it had suspended Sunland Inc's food facility registration "in the interest of public health," following the national outbreak and a history of food safety violations reaching back over three years.

"The fact that peanut butter made by the company has been linked to an outbreak ... that has sickened 41 people in 20 states, coupled with Sunland's history of violations led FDA ... to suspend the company's registration," the FDA statement said, referring to an outbreak that began in June.

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