The following recalls have been announced because the products could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems:
GKI Foods Inc. is expanding its Feb. 2 recall to include additional candy products containing peanuts. The company said it has had no reports of any illnesses. The recalled products were distributed in retail packages nationwide through retailers, wholesalers and firms. Details: by phone at 248-486-0055. The recall includes:
The Annapolis Chocolate Co. Inc. is recalling some chocolate peanut butter products. There have been no reported illnesses, according to the company. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to retail stores and mass merchants, and were sold to fundraising organizations and mail order customers. Details: by phone at (410) 691-9911. The recall includes:
General Mills is recalling three flavors of Cascadian Farm snack bars containing peanuts. No confirmed illnesses have been reported. The recalled Cascadian Farm products were sold in traditional and specialty retail stores. Details: by phone at (800) 624-4123. The recall includes:
Cougar Mountain Baking Co. is recalling its Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, and Ballpark Cookies and Cookie Dough products. No known illnesses have been reported, according to the company. The recalled products were sold through grocery and retail stores in California, Oregon, New York and Washington, and through Internet mail order nationwide. Also, cookie dough products were distributed to fundraising organizations in Washington. Details: by phone at (877) 328-2622 ext. 201.
These Cougar Mountain brand products were recalled:
Arbonne International LLC is expanding its recall of certain lots of Arbonne Figure 8 Peanut Butter Chews. The company said it is not aware of any reported cases of illness. The recalled products were distributed through Arbonne Independent Consultants nationwide and in Canada. The chews were sold in individual packages and as a component of the Go Figure 8 30-Day Program Set and the Figure 8 Ready, Set, Go! Vanilla product bundles. The Arbonne Figure 8 Chews affected by this recall are the Peanut Butter Chews from these lot numbers:
Aurora Products Inc. is expanding its recall of certain lot codes of Aurora Natural products to include Raw Organic Peanuts, Roasted Salted Organic Peanuts and Roasted Unsalted Organic Peanut products with Best If Used By: date codes from 1/01/2007 to 4/2/2009. No illnesses have been reported. The recalled products were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Texas. Details: by phone at (800) 898-1048. The following products, with a Best if Used by date code beginning 1/01/2007 and ending 4/2/2009, are recalled:
Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. is recalling all lots of its Cherry Hill Supremes Chocolate Candies. The company said it has not received any complaints of consumer illness. The products were distributed through the company's franchised retail stores and franchised distributors. The distributors sell products directly to people at their place of business through a direct sales format. The recalled product has the UPC code 01906106803. Details: by phone at (800) 225-0045.
Slim-Fast is recalling three Slim-Fast bar products because they may contain peanuts that are being recalled by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). This recall was ordered by the Texas Department of State Health Services, as a result of unsanitary conditions at the PCA Plainview, Texas, facility, which could have compromised the peanuts.
This product recall includes:
The products were distributed nationwide. Consumers who have any of the three affected Slim-Fast bar products are asked to discard them and call (877) 270-7393, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST.
Dr. Melina Inc., based in San Francisco, is recalling its Chocolate Peanut flavor Protein Bars, because it has determined that the peanut pieces and/or halves used originated in Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Georgia, processing plant and were possibly contaminated by salmonella. No illnesses resulting from ingestion of Dr. Melina Chocolate Peanut Protein Bars have been reported.
The Chocolate Peanut bars were distributed nationwide on Amazon.com, and are also sold in Whole Foods Markets and other grocery or convenience stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The bars can be identified by the "Best By" date of 092409, and are sold individually (UPC 99115 00101) and in boxes of 15 (UPC 99115 00104). Pictures of the bars can be found online here.
Consumers with questions should contact Ginger Bisharat, Assistant to Dr. Melina Jampolis, at (415) 885-6474 or gingerdrmelina.com.
Betty Lou's Inc. of McMinnville, Oregon is recalling 104,550 Nut Butter Peanut Butter Protein Balls because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Betty Lou's Peanut Butter Protein Balls were distributed nationally through retail health food stores, wholesalers and direct to customer sales.
Peanut Butter Protein Balls distributed from Feb. 21, 2008 to September 1, 2008 are involved in this recall. Potentially affected products can be identified by the following Best By Dates: BEST BY 01MAR09 ; BEST BY 18FEB09; BEST BY 26JAN09; BEST BY 22DEC08; BEST BY 12DEC08; BEST BY 07DEC08; BEST BY 16NOV08; BEST BY 17NOV08; BEST BY 19OCT08; BEST BY 05OCT08; BEST BY 27SEP08.
The balls are packaged in 1.7 oz. packages in 40 or 70-count plastic jars and 18-count printed boxes.
UPC Coding: Individual packages: 0 16073 52143 4; 40-count jars: 0 16073 52123 6; 70-count jars: 0 16073 52103 8; 18 count boxes: 0 16073 52113 7.
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased Betty Lou's Peanut Butter Protein Balls with the above code dates are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Betty Lou's Inc. at (800) 242-5205.
Tree Huggin Treats LLC is recalling three lots of Crispy Cat Roasted Peanut candy bars because they were manufactured using peanut ingredients recalled by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and may be contaminated with salmonella. PCA has recently expanded its recall to all peanuts and peanut products produced at their Blakely Georgia Facility since January 1, 2007. There have been no reported illnesses or adverse effects from these products.
The specific lots were sold in grocery and retail outlets in the US and Canada:Crispy Cat Roasted Peanut UPC 8 93048 00004 6. Best By/ Sell By Jan 2009, Feb 2009, June 2009. No other Crispy Cat bars or flavors are included in this recall.
Consumers with additional questions may call (877) 527-4779 Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Whole Foods Market is recalling some of its products containing peanuts due to a possible salmonella risk. The products were sold before Feb. 1 in Whole Foods Market stores in Southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona and Hawaii.
The recall includes:
There have been no reported illnesses or adverse effects from these products. Any customers who have these items are encouraged to dispose of these items or return them to Whole Foods for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions may call (818) 501-8484 ext. 418 during business hours Monday-Friday.
Pure Bliss Organics Inc. is recalling Naughty But Nice Granola Cereal, Naughty But Nice Granola Bars and Naughty but Nice Bites. The Naughty but Nice Granola Cereal and/or Naughty but Nice Granola Bar were distributed to health food stores in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Details: by phone at (770) 579-7665. The recalled products include: