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Diet Safety: Energy and Heath Bars Made part Of Peanut Butter Recall

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Energy and Heath bars have been added to the growing list of items that have been recalled. Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, CA is recalling Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars. Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall may call the hotline at 1-800-434-4246.

Nature’s Path Organic Foods of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is recalling Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor. Consumers can contact Nature’s Path at 1-866-880-7284.

Abbott Nutrition today announced the recall of ZonePerfect® Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, ZonePerfect® Peanut Toffee bars and NutriPals™ Peanut Butter Chocolate bars. Consumers can contact Abbott Nutrition Consumer Relations at (800) 986-8884.

The problem is FDA testing is finding Salmonella in peanut butter that is used in these products. Most people infected with Salmonella develop the symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover with treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. It can be deadly to infants, the elderly and those that are sick all ready. For more information on Salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.