Sunland Inc. on Friday expanded its recall of peanut butter products amid increasing reports of salmonella linked to tainted peanut butter-containing foods. So far, at least 35 people in 19 states have become ill from salmonella bacteria that may be linked to contaminated peanut butter. Salmonella infection can lead to fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain in healthy individuals, and it can cause potentially fatal health complications in young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. If you or a loved one became ill due to tainted peanut butter or other faulty consumer good, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you need for medical costs and other related damages. Sunland Inc. initially recalled all peanut butter products made at its peanut butter and nut facility in New Mexico after 12 cases of salmonella-related illnesses were linked to the company’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter sold in Trader Joe’s stores. The expanded Sunland recall includes raw and roasted peanuts, according to a statement released on Oct. 12 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The extensive list of recalled peanut products and their respective expiration dates can be found on the FDA’s safety recall page. Sunland’s products are sold at a number of grocery store chains and general retailers such as Target nationwide under various product names. Consumers should discard these products or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. If you were harmed or a family member suffered wrongful death due to contaminated food or a defective consumer product, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation.