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Two more companies recall peanut products

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers to the recall of more products that may contain peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella. The products contain peanut ingredients supplied by Peanut Corporation of America which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning recent Salmonella outbreaks.

Clif Bar & Company is voluntarily recalling its CLIF® and LUNA® branded bars that contain peanut butter and Abbott Nutrition is voluntarily recalling its ZonePerfect® and NutriPalsTM branded bars that contain peanut butter.

The Clif Bar & Company and products being recalled are:

  • Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, BEST BY/SELL BY: 21JUN09 to 01OCT09, and 03NOVO9 to 28NOV09;
  • Clif Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter, BEST BY/SELLBY: 21JUN09 to 01OCT09, and 03NOV09 to 28NOV09;
  • Clif Bar Peanut Toffee Buzz, BEST BY/SELL BY:  only 13SEP09;
  • ZBaR Peanut Butter, BESTBY/SELL BY: 19JUL09 to 05SEP09, and 12NOV09;
  • Clif Builders Peanut Butter, BEST BY/SELL BY: 19JUL09 to 30SEP09, and 05NOV09 to 18NOV09;
  • Luna Nutz over Chocolate, BEST BY/SELL BY: 29JUL09 to 03OCT09, 11NOV09 to 14NOV09;
  • Luna Peanut Butter Cookie, BEST BY/SELL BY: 02OCT09, and 11NOV09 to 14NOV09;
  • All Clif Mojo Bars, BEST BY/SELL BY: 30APR09 to 21JUN09.

The Abbott Nutrition products being recalled are:

  • ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, all sizes and quantities;
  • ZonePerfect Peanut Toffee bars, all sizes and quantities;
  • NutriPals Peanut Butter Chocolate nutrition bars, all sizes and quantities.

Visit the Food and Drug Administration web site:  http://www.fda.gov/oc/firmrecalls for more information on the recall and a complete list of all the recalled 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. 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at http://www.cdc.gov. Those with questions or concerns should contact their doctor.

Georgia Department of Agriculture sanitarians will continue to check grocery stores, convenience stores, and food warehouses to make sure that all of these products are removed from sale.

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