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Posted March 6, 2013

Protein Bar Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On March 4, 2013, Pro-Amino International Inc. issued a recall of Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar due potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalled Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars are marked with UPC #6 21498 42238 1 and a Best Before date of 8/2015.

The bars were distributed in Canada, but are also available in the U.S. through major online retailers and websites selling diet and gastric bypass products.

(See's Nutrition Bar Review for tests of related products.)

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella infection can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Update: On March 18, 2013, the FDA also issued a warning to U.S. consumers about the potential Salmonella contamination of Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars, noting that the recalled bars had been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia.

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