Thursday, January 22, 2009

Peanut Butter Recall Hits Energy/Trail Bars

As many of you are aware, as a result of salmonella contamination, there has been a major recall of several peanut butter products manufactured by the Georgia-based Peanut Corp.

Yesterday, Peanut Corp. issued a massive recall list, and included on that list are trail mix and energy/trail bars that the FDA found could contain tainted peanut butter paste.

Included on the list are 14 flavors of Clif Bars (including their MOJO and Luna bar brands), peanut butter cookie-flavored LĂ„RABARs made by General Mills, and Nature's Path Organics' peanut butter-flavored Optimum Energy Bars.

Peanut Corp. usually sells their nutty product in large bulk to companies like Kellogg's, Clif Bar, and Nature's Path Organics. The company's brand has since been linked to 6 deaths and the sicknesses of at least 474 people.

If you've purchased any of these products, be sure to check the "best by" date first; only bars bearing specific "best by" dates are at risk for contamination.

For the FDA's complete list of all products recalled, including dates, click here.


Jeff
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1 comment:

smoky scout said...

Excellent reporting, Jeff - I would not have thought about my Clif bars. I'm going to check them all now!