Remember that peanut butter recall from about two months ago? Sunland, Inc., which is the third largest producer of organic peanut butter in the United States, voluntarily closed down after 41 people in 20 states were sickened by the tainted peanuts. Though the recall initially covered Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter, it spread to dozens of other brands produced by Sunland as well, including house brands for Target, Safeway, and Whole Foods.
Now, on the day Sunland was planning to reopen its plant, the FDA used its emergency power to shut the plant down indefinitely. This is the first time the authority, granted as part of a 2011 food safety law, has been used, reports The Associated Press.