Peanut Butter Becoming a Hazard

Everyone loves peanut butter. You can eat it as a snack or spread it on bread, peanut butter has become one of the most loved snacks of the 20th and 21st century. However, on September 24,when some peanut butter was recalled, it came as a shock to many people. The recall targeted the Sunland Inc. of Portales. Apparently the peanut butter had traces of a Salmonella pathogen strain known as Bredeney.

This strain was apparently responsible for about thirty illnesses. Of all these people about four of them were hospitalized. These cases were reported on September 25. These victims were reported to have been in contact with Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt.

Owing to this peanut butter, many food stores and food companies have had to recall this particular brand of peanut butter.  Sunland Inc. voluntarily recalled its peanut butter and other products containing nuts and seeds. The Food Safety and Drugs Agency also investigated the peanut butter and found that the product may be lethal if consumed in high quantities.

This begs the question of whether any food that is sold in the market is safe enough for consumption. It seems more cautionary steps will be required if people are to consume any packed foods even if it is plain peanut butter. There has to be a better way to be able to detect these bad pathogens and bacteria that are causing numerous people to fall ill. With time, new measures should be developed so as to reduce food recalls of products from selves of supermarkets. This will reduce the amount of products called back to prevent mass food poisoning.