Company Recalls Nutrition Bars

Crunch brand thinkThin and Ridge Bar brand nutrition bars are being recalled due to possible health risk

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Oct 13, 2012  |  Updated 2:44 PM PDT
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Nearly 80 Types of Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled

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Nearly 80 Types of Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled

Dozens of peanut- and almond- butter products made by Sunland Inc. have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination. Jars of the recalled spread were sold at fresh & easy, Sprouts Farmer's Market and Trader Joe’s among other stores nationwide. Click here for a full list of recalled items. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2012.
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Several Crunch brand and Ridge Bar brand nutrition bars are being recalled due to possible health risk, Creative Energy Foods, Inc., announced Friday.

The nutrition bars being recalled include Crunch thinkThin varieties in the following flavors: Mixed Nuts; White Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts; Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts; Caramel Dipped Mixed Nuts; Cherry & Mixed Nuts; Blueberry & Mixed Nuts; and Cranberry Apple & Mixed Nuts.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recalled products were sold at retail chain stores nationwide between March 2010 and October 12, 2012.

The nutrition bars are being voluntarily pulled from shelves because they contain blanched roasted peanuts supplied by Sunland, Inc., that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can cause serious and fatal infections. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The other nutrition bars being recalled by Creative Energy Foods are Ridge Bar brand bars in the Peanut Butter Crunch flavor. These too contain blanched roasted peanuts supplied to CEF by Sunland, Inc., that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The only Ridge Bar products included in this recall are those sold online.

No illnesses have been associated with the Crunch or Ridge Bar products to date.

Consumers who have these products should not consume them and should dispose of them.

Consumers with questions about the recalled nutrition bars can contact CEF at (510) 567-1200 for information and refund instructions.

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