Released 25 September 2012
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The Salvation Army's Knoxville Area Command began contacting hundreds of its
food pantry clients regarding the recent voluntary recall of Sunland, Inc.
peanut and almond butter products. The Salvation Army purchased 24 cases of
peanut butter listed under the recall in early July from Second Harvest Food
Bank. In addition, donated jars of recalled product were also received by The
Salvation Army through Second Harvest Food Bank. Although the distributed items
may not be tainted, the food pantry has discarded all remaining product as a
precaution and are directing its clients to do the same.
"We are taking this matter very seriously," stated Knoxville Area
Commander Major Albert Villafuerte. "The safety of our residents and clients
are of utmost importance to us. We will err on the side of caution and take all
necessary steps to maintain our safety standards."
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