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Clif Bar & Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of CLIF and LUNA Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

 

BERKELEY, Calif., January 19, 2009 -- Clif Bar & Company today announced a voluntary recall of CLIF and LUNA branded bars that contain peanut butter because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products contain peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

 

In the U.S., the following Clif Bar & Company products with "Best By/Sell By" dates ranging as shown below, in all sizes and packages, are included in the recall:

 

CLIF BAR Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch

BEST BY/SELL BY:

       21JUN09 to 01OCT09 and

       03NOV09 to 28NOV09

 

CLIF BAR Crunchy Peanut Butter

BEST BY/SELL BY:

       21JUN09 to 01OCT09 and

       03NOV09 to 28NOV09

 

CLIF BAR Peanut Toffee Buzz

BEST BY/SELL BY:

       13SEP09

 

CLIF Builder's Peanut Butter

SELL BY:

       19JUL09 to 30SEP09 and

       05NOV09 to 18NOV09

 

CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR Peanut Butter

BEST BY:

       07JUL09 to 05SEP09 and

       12NOV09

 

LUNA Nutz Over Chocolate

BEST BY:

       29JUL09 to 03OCT09 and

       11NOV09 to 14NOV09

 

LUNA Peanut Butter Cookie

BEST BY:

       02OCT09 to 03OCT09 and

       11NOV09 to 14NOV09

 

MOJO Honey Roasted Peanut

BEST BY:

       30APR09 to 21JUN09

 

MOJO Mixed Nuts

BEST BY:

       30APR09 to 21JUN09

 

MOJO Mountain Mix

BEST BY:

       30APR09 to 21JUN09

 

MOJO Peanut Butter Pretzel

BEST BY:

       30APR09 to 21JUN09

 

MOJO Dipped Chocolate Peanut

BEST BY:

       30APR09 - 21JUN09

 

MOJO Dipped Peanut Butter and Jelly

BEST BY:

       30APR09 - 21JUN09

 

MOJO Dipped Fruit and Nut

BEST BY:

       30APR09 - 21JUN09

 

These products were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail stores throughout the United States. No other CLIF or LUNA products or flavors are included in this United States recall.

 

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 or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them but retain the "Best By/Sell By" code found on the back of the package. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact Clif Bar & Company at 1-800-CLIFBAR (1-800-254-3227). Details also can be found at www.clifbar.com.

 

"With an abundance of caution and given the FDA's ongoing investigation of PCA, we're doing all we can to ensure consumer safety and trust," said Gary Erickson, owner and founder of Clif Bar & Company.

 

About Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks, including the CLIF BAR energy bar and LUNA, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women. Focused on great food and sustainability, Clif Bar & Company works diligently to reduce its footprint on the planet from the field to the final product.

 

The FDA has created a searchable list of other products affected by the peanut butter recall.

 

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The following four CLIF products distributed in Canada with "Expiry Date/Date d'Expiration" dates and/or ranges of dates as shown below, in all sizes and packages, are included in the recall:

 

CLIF BAR Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch / Brisures de Chocolat aux Arachides Croquants

EXPIRY DATE/DATE D'EXPIRATION:

       2009SE07

 

CLIF BAR Crunchy Peanut Butter / Beurre d' Arachide Croquant

EXPIRY DATE/DATE D'EXPIRATION:

       2009SE06 to 2009SE11 and

       2009NO13

 

CLIF BAR Peanut Toffee Buzz / Toffee et Arachides

EXPIRY DATE/DATE D'EXPIRATION:

       2009SE12

 

CLIF Builder's Peanut Butter / Beurre d'Arachide

EXPIRY DATE/DATE D'EXPIRATION:

       2009JU20 and

       2009AU20

 

These products were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail stores throughout Canada. No other CLIF or LUNA products or flavors are included in this recall in Canada.

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