Health Valley Recalls Some Organic Granola Bars; Salmonella Source Positively Confirmed

Irwindale, Calif.-based Lovin Oven, LLC, has voluntarily recalled certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No other Health Valley bars are being recalled.

The granola bars contain peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), officially confirmed yesterday by the FDA as the source of the ongoing salmonella outbreak. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, 488 cases of infection in 43 states have been reported, with six deaths.

The only lots affected are Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1-oz. box, UPC 0-35742 15483-4, lot codes 13JUN09, 14JUN09, 28JUL09. The lot code can be found on the left side of the top panel.

If you’ve purchased this product, return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. If you have questions or concerns, call (800) 434-4246 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time).

70+ Manufacturers Used PCA’s Product

The FDA has determined that PCA distributed potentially contaminated product to more than 70 firms for use as an ingredient in hundreds of different products, including cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream.

Companies that received PCA’s product continue to issue voluntary recalls, with real-time updates available on the FDA’s searchable list.

For information on products that do not appear on the list, check manufacturers’ websites or call the toll-free number listed on most packaging.

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  • pam sers  March 2, 2009 at 11:39 am

    The term “Natural” and “Organic” do not mean the same thing. .. The market is full of body care products labeled “natural.” Natural is a marketing term. Organic products are made with ingredients grown without any synthetic chemicals or genetically modified organisms. When looking for skin care products, look for skin care products that are CHEMICAL FREE and organic. .remember, natural holds no substance to the USDA, but Organic does. . my personal recommendation for health is the Made from Earth skin care line. They us ereal plant and fruits in their skin care, and don’t use any chemicals to preserve them….their face cream, the 3 Berry serum, is my favorite because it is full of antioxidants from the organic blueberries and cranberries it has inside it….it is highly recommended..

    Best of luck staying healthy!

  • health  August 20, 2009 at 4:16 am

    hello, i m here again, waiting for the next post

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