The Food and Drug Administration has reported earlier that the peanut butter plant run by Sunland, Inc. has been shut down after the products produced in this particular plant were associated with multiple cases of Salmonella-related illnesses.
According to the FDA, over 40 cases of Salmonella outbreaks reported across the nation have been linked to Sunland, Inc. products.
According to a recent article, the New Mexico plant was shut down and the company Sunland’s license to distribute products has been suspended. The FDA has never used its suspension authority until now, news agencies have indicated. This is the first time a company has been suspended for being linked to food-related illnesses under the new Food Safety Modernization Act, which was enacted recently. Before this bill was implemented, FDA would have to take the case to court first to obtain an official order to suspend the production of the recalled product.
The federal agency has stated that Sunland, Inc. has a history of violating federal requirements when it comes to food production standards, which has forced the federal agency to act promptly to handle the situation regarding the health hazard certain products the company has distributed could pose.
According to a spokesperson, this action sends a strong message to food producers and distributing companies in the country. To comply with federal standard requirements is essential to ensure consumers are safe from being affected by otherwise unsafe products.
The federal agency has stated that the company’s license will be reinstated as soon as Sunland, Inc. implements standard procedures to ensure their products are safe for consumption. Hopefully, more companies will learn from this occurrence and comply with federal standards at all times.
Salmonella has been proven to be seriously hazardous to people with weakened or compromised immune systems. Infants or the elderly are also vulnerable to the threat of a Salmonella contamination. Consumers are urged to make sure they are on top of all recall announcement regarding products that could pose a serious risk to their loved ones.
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