Peanut Butter Recall Affects Some ND Charities

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A national peanut butter recall is affecting some North Dakota charities.

KFGO radio reports that Community Action agencies distributed some of the Sunland Inc. peanut butter to clients in August. Postcards with disposal instructions have been mailed to about 800 clients served in Grand Forks, Nelson, Walsh, and Pembina counties.

Terry Stanke with the Red River Valley Community Action Agency in Grand Forks says that agency already has disposed of 740 pounds of the peanut butter in storage.

The recall is because of the risk of salmonella identified at a New Mexico manufacturing facility.

Thirty-five illnesses in 19 states have been linked to a Sunland product. No illnesses have been reported in North Dakota.


Information from: KFGO-AM,