The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two separate Granola Bar recalls, both linked to potential <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella contamination. Both recalls were implemented as a result of another recall initiated by Thumb Oilseed Producers, which provided an ingredient believed to be contaminated with the Salmonella pathogen.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience 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.
Lovin Oven, LLC
Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, California announced it has recalled certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple, and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, Michigan. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled bars and no other types of Health Valley brand bars are being recalled.
The recalled Granola Bars are distributed nationally. Lots, product description, and SKU information are:
â€¢ 6.1oz HV ORG PEANUT CRUNCH: 07DEC09H2, 15JAN10H2, 23FEB10H2, 28FEB10H2, 28MAR10H2, 29MAR10H1, 13APR10H1, 06SEP10H2, 06NOV10H2, and 09FEB10H2. Product Description: Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1 oz box; SKU: # 0-35742-15483-4 (both appear on the bottom on the packaging and are used to scan during checkout).
â€¢ 6.1oz HV ORG DUTCH APPLE: 03JAN10H1, 05FEB10H2, 05FEB10H2, 28MAR10H2, and 17AUG10H1. Product Description: Health Valley Organic Dutch Apple Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box; SKU: # 0-35742-15482-7 (both appear on the bottom on the packaging and are used to scan during checkout).
â€¢ 6.1oz HV ORG WILDBERRY: 05JAN10H2, 15JAN10H1, 12APR10H1, 06JUL10H1, and 08MAR10H1. Product Description: Health Valley Organic Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box; SKU: # 0-35742-15481-0 (both appear on the bottom on the packaging and are used to scan during checkout).
The FDA is advising consumers in possession with any products covered by this recall to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall may call the hotline at 1-800-423-4846 (7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Time). Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., is recalling all date codes of fresh&easyâ„¢ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars as a result of a recall initiated by Thumb Oilseed Producers. This company supplies an ingredient that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This is the only Fresh & Easy product affected and there have been no illnesses reported. The product description is: fresh&easyâ„¢ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars 6 count/7.4 oz carton; Barcode: 5051379001377.
The recalled products were sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
The FDA wrote that customers may return the unused product, empty product containers, or present the receipt as proof of purchase of the recalled product to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622.