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Sunland Inc., a New Mexico company, has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini, and blanched and roasted peanut products.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are now 30 illnesses in 19 states that can be traced to Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, one of the brands Sunland Inc. makes.

The recall includes nut products from Whole Foods Market, Target, Fresh & Easy, Giant Food, Harry and David, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and several others.


Former Johnson & Johnson CEO James Burke dies at 87

TRENTON, N.J. — Former Johnson & Johnson CEO James E. Burke, who steered the health care giant through the Tylenol poisonings in the 1980s that resulted in the first tamper-resistant product packaging, has died.

Mr. Burke died late Friday at the age of 87.

Mr. Burke ran the New Brunswick, N.J., company for 13 of his 37 years there and had a second career as chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

In a rare honor for a CEO, Mr. Burke in 2000 was awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian award, for both his corporate and civic leadership.


$100 million scam suspect in Ohio is Harvard law grad

CLEVELAND — A former fugitive suspected of running a $100 million cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans has been identified as a Harvard-trained attorney wanted on unrelated fraud charges since 1987, authorities said Monday.

U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott said the man who identified himself as Bobby Thompson and signed legal papers as “Mr. X” is really John Donald Cody, 65, whose true identity was uncovered through 1969 military fingerprints that didn’t make it into the national crime system.

He is jailed awaiting trial on charges of defrauding donors in 41 states of up to $100 million through a bogus Florida-based charity.


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