Posted January 24, 2009

Many Brands of Nutrition Bars Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Due to salmonella contamination in peanut butter produced by Peanut Corporation of America, manufacturers of nutrition and snack bars made with this material have recently issued voluntary recalls. The FDA has indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of an investigation into salmonella-related illnesses thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. As of January 24, the recalled bars include various lots of of specific flavors of the brands listed below. For a complete list of recalled products, use the link shown at the bottom of this notice.

Recalled Brands of Nutrition / Snack Bars: (As of 1/24/2009. Check link below for latest list.)

Arbonne, Avanza Supermarket, CLIF BAR, Chef Jay's, Econofoods (Excluding Wisconsin stores in Sturgeon Bay, Clintonville, Marquette, Holton and Iron Mou), Evening Rise, Family Fresh Market, Family Thrift Center, Food Bonanza, GNC Triflex, Health Valley, JamFrakas, LUNA, LĂ„RABAR, MOJO, NutriPals, NutriSystem, Optimum Energy Bars, Pick'n Save (Ohio stores in Van Wert and Ironton only), Prairie Market, SunMart Foods, TITAN, TWISTED, Trader Joe's, Wholesale Food Outlet, and ZonePerfect.