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Peanut butter trouble: Clif recalling energy bars

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Jan. 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
January 21, 2009 1:00 pm

Clif Bar is voluntarily recalling a host of its energy bars containing peanut butter as a national salmonella investigation continues.


Here’s the statement from the company:


On January 19, 2009, we announced a voluntary recall of 14 U.S and 4 Canadian products including CLIF Bar, CLIF Builder’s, CLIF MOJO, CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR and LUNA Bar, in the U.S. and Canada because the peanut butter in those products was sourced, for a limited period of time, from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is a manufacturer and supplier of peanut butter for many food companies and manufacturers.



PCA is under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. In light of this investigation, and with an abundance of caution, Clif Bar & Company has enacted a voluntary recall. We take the health and safety of our consumers very seriously.


In the U.S, the following 14 products are included in the recall. Only bars with wrappers that have the following BEST BY or SELL BY codes1 on them, in all sizes and packages, are being recalled:


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 to 21JUN09

MOJO Dipped Peanut Butter and Jelly

BEST BY:

30APR09 to 21JUN09

MOJO Dipped Fruit and Nut

BEST BY:

30APR09 to 21JUN09


In Canada, the following 4 products are included in the recall. Only bars with wrappers that have the following EXPIRY DATE/DATE D’EXPIRATION codes1 on them, in all sizes and packages, are being recalled:


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:

2009JL20 and

2009AU20


No other CLIF or LUNA products or flavors are included in this recall.


If you purchased the recalled bars, please destroy them but retain the BEST BY, SELL BY or EXPIRY DATE/DATE D’EXPIRATION code found on the back of the package. For questions or a refund, contact us online or call 1-800-CLIFBAR (1-800-254-3227).


Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to address this situation. Consumer safety is our number one priority.


To read Clif Bar & Company’s press release, click here.


Retailers, click here for a product recall list with UPC codes.


For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site (www.cdc.gov) or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

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