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UPDATE: Peanut butter recall expands beyond Trader Joe's

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A California company is recalling 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter after one of its products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries.

Sunland Inc. recalled the products under multiple brand names after the Food and Drug Administration and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Sunland manufactures and packages the Trader Joe's product.

Company officials say the other peanut and almond butters were recalled because they were manufactured with the same equipment as the Trader Joe's product. None of the other products have been linked to illnesses.

Trader Joe's recalled the Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter from its stores on Saturday.

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MONROVIA, Calif. (WKOW) -- Trader Joe's is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

The voluntary recall of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was announced Friday on the Monrovia-based company's website.

Officials with the specialty grocery chain said they were acting "out of an abundance of caution," stressing that there are no confirmed reports of contamination.

The FDA says that brand of peanut butter is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak, linked to at least 29 illnesses in 18 states.

Trader Joe's is offering refunds.

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