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Snack Foods Containing Peanut Butter May Contain Salmonella

January 22, 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume various snack foods described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. These snack foods contain peanut butter and / or peanut paste which have been recently recalled in the USA by Peanut Corporation of America due to Salmonella contamination.

The following snack foods, products of USA, are affected by this alert.

Hebert’s Fully Loaded P.B. Crunch miniBARS – 128 g
– UPC: 7 21605 20762 4
– Produced on: 08/26/08, 09/09/08

Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Energy Bar-Peanut Butter – 56 g
– UPC: 0 58449 77713 7
– Expiry Date: 01OCT09A

Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch – All sizes
– UPC: 7 22252 12009 0
– Expiry Date: 2009SE07

Clif Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter – All sizes
– UPC: 7 22252 12008 3
– Expiry Date: 2009SE06, 2009SE07, 2009SE08, 2009SE09, 2009SE10, 2009SE11, 2009NO13

Clif Bar Peanut Toffee Buzz – All sizes
– UPC: 7 22252 12028 1
– Expiry Date: 2009SE12

Clif Builders Peanut Butter Protein Bar – All sizes
– UPC: 7 22252 60641 9
– Expiry Date: 2009JU20, 2009AU20

Clif Bar Club Pack – 18 ct Variety Pack – 18 count
– UPC: 7 22252 62118 4
– Expiry Date: 2009SEE08, 2009NO03

Lärabar Peanut Butter Cookie snack bars – Bar
– UPC: 54818 00014 7
– All codes

Lärabar Peanut Butter Cookie Bite Size – Bite size
– All codes

These products may have been distributed nationally.

The CFIA is continuing its food safety investigation. The above table will be updated to include any additional products distributed in Canada.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The importers are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/oncen/causee.shtml For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.ca.





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