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Health hazard - snack food may contain salmonella bacteria

Canadian Food Inspection Agency News Release ************************* OTTAWA – 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 Salmon
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Canadian Food Inspection Agency
News Release

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OTTAWA – 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
7 21605 20762 4
PRODUCED ON
08/26/08
09/09/08

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

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

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

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

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

Clif Bar
Club Pack 18 ct Variety Pack
18 count
7 22252 62118 4
Expiry Date
2009SE08
2009NO03

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

Lärabar
Peanut Butter Cookie Bite Size
Bite size
N/A
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/concern/causee.shtml

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

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