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Peanut Recall Grows, Includes Nutrition Bars

The FDA says some Irvine-based PureFit bars contain Sunland peanut butter, which has potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The list of products containing peanut butter manufactured by Sunland is still growing.

It also now includes an Orange County-based company that has issued a recall of it's nutrition bars.

PureFit, of Irvine, is voluntarily recalling PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch nutrition bars manufactured on March 1 and July 12 and sold between March 9 and Aug. 31, according to an FDA press release.

PureFit is working with the FDA to recall any product made with peanut butter from Sunland of Portales, NM. Peanut butter manufactured by Sunland has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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, 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, the FDA says.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars were distributed throughout the United States between March and August 2012, primarily through health food stores, grocery stores, and online retailers. The bars involved in the recall are a limited amount and no other flavors are affected. The “Best By” dates being recalled are clearly marked on back-side of the wrapper, near the horizontal seal and on the back of the boxes, according to the press release.

Here is a list of the nutrition bars being recalled:

Size

Name

Flavor

UPC

Best By

2 oz.

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787001008

1 March 2013

2 oz.

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787001008

12 July 2013

Box of 15

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787002005

1 March 2013

Box of 15

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787002005

12 July 2013


If you have any product with these date codes, please visit purefit.com/recall or call toll free, 1-866-787-3348 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST to arrange for replacement product.  Additionally, you can email info@purefit.com

Any Peanut Butter Crunch PureFit bars matching either one of the aforementioned “Best By” dates can be sent to PureFit Inc., 216 Technology Suite E, Irvine, CA 92618. Upon receipt, PureFit will send replacement product back. Please include a return address, phone number, and email address.  

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