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Purefit Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Purefit Peanut Butter Crunch Bars Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Published on Saturday, 13 October 2012 18:11

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Purefit Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Purefit Peanut Butter Crunch Bars Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

 

Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-787-3348

Media:
PureFit Inc.
949-679-7997
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 11, 2012 - PureFit Inc., Irvine, CA is voluntarily recalling PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch nutrition bars manufactured on March 1 and July 12 and sold between March 9th and August 31.  PureFit Inc. is working with the FDA to recall any product made with peanut butter from Sunland Inc. of Portales, NM. Peanut Butter manufactured by Sunland has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that 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, 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars were distributed throughout the United States between March and August of 2012, primarily through health food stores, grocery stores, and online retailers. The bars involved in the recall are a limited amount and no other flavors are affected.  The “Best By” dates being recalled are clearly marked on back-side of the wrapper, near the horizontal seal and on the back of the boxes.

Size

Name

Flavor

UPC

Best By

2 oz.

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787001008

1 March 2013

2 oz.

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787001008

12 July 2013

Box of 15

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787002005

1 March 2013

Box of 15

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787002005

12 July 2013


If you have any product with these date codes, please go to www.purefit.com/recall or call toll free, 1-866-787-3348 M-F 8am to 4pm PST to arrange for replacement product.  Additionally, you can email info@purefit.com.  Any Peanut Butter Crunch PureFit bars matching either one of the aforementioned “Best By” dates can be sent to PureFit Inc.  216 Technology Suite E, Irvine, CA 92618.  Upon receipt, PureFit will send replacement product back.  Please include a return address, phone number, and email address.  Thank you.
 

 

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