Certain PUREFIT brand PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS may contain salmonella bacteria
OTTAWA, October 16, 2012– The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume PureFit brand Peanut Butter Crunch bars listed below because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The following products are affected by this alert:
|Brand||Product||Size||UPC||Best By dates /
|PureFit||Peanut Butter Crunch bars||56.7 g
||8 12787 00100 8||1 March 2012;
12 July 2013
|PureFit||Peanut Butter Crunch||Box of 15||8 12787 00200 5||1 March 2012;
12 July 2013
These products may have been distributed nationally.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
These products have been recalled by the legal agent’s in the United States. For more information on these recalls please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration websiteat: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
For more information, consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 /TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).