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Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Recalls Four Atkins Products That Contain Granulated Peanuts or Peanut Pieces Sourced from the Peanut Corporatin of America

 

Contact:
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
(888) 828-5467

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --January 30, 2009- On January 20, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (Atkins) announced that none of its products were affected by the widely publicized recall of peanut butter and peanut paste processed at the Blakely, Georgia facility of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), and linked to an outbreak of Salmonella related complaints and illnesses. On January 28, 2009, PCA unexpectedly expanded its voluntary recall to include all peanuts and peanut products processed at its Georgia facility. Although Atkins products contain no peanut butter or peanut paste sourced from PCA, four Atkins products do contain granulated peanuts, or peanut pieces, sourced from PCA's Georgia facility. As a result of PCA's expanded recall, Atkins has determined to voluntarily recall these four Atkins products out of an abundance of caution because they contain granulated peanuts recalled by PCA. While Atkins has determined to voluntarily participate in this recall, purely as a precautionary measure, out of concern for our consumers and retail customers, we are confident all our products are safe. Atkins requires extensive laboratory testing of all ingredients used in every Atkins product, and our finished products are also rigorously tested. As a result of Atkins' food safety protocols, and the extensive laboratory testing on all Atkins products, no Salmonella contamination has been found in any of the Atkins products subject to this recall, but the Company is taking this step to assure our consumers that food safety is our highest priority.

Only the following products are subject to this voluntary recall:

  • Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Advantage Peanut Fudge Granola
  • Day Break Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp
  • Endulge Peanut Caramel Cluster

For Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, only products manufactured after April 2008 are subject to the recall and detailed information pertaining to affected lot numbers are available below.

No other Atkins products are affected by this recall. Atkins apologizes to consumers and retail customers for the inconvenience resulting from this recall. If consumers find that they have any of these products in their possession, they are asked not to consume the products.

If you purchased the recalled bars, please discard them but retain the
BEST BY, SELL BY or EXPIRY DATE/DATE D'EXPIRATION code found on the back
of the package.

For consumer inquiries, please call our Peanut Butter Recall information line (888) 828-5467 or contact us online. Please note, we're experiencing a high call and email volume, and are working to respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible.

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

People infected with Salmonella can have some or all of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious disease, including headache, joint pain, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

In the U.S., the following 4 products are included in the recall. Only bars with wrappers that have the following BEST BY DATE* on them, in all sizes and packages, are being recalled:

ADVANTAGE Chocolate Peanut Butter bar
Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
 

APR 08 2009
APR 09 2009
APR 10 2009
APR 17 2009
APR 18 2009
APR 29 2009
MAY 06 2009
MAY 07 2009
MAY 12 2009
MAY 16 2009
JUN 05 2009
JUN 11 2009
JUN 12 2009
JUN 13 2009
JUN 27 2009
JUN 28 2009
JUL 09 2009
JUL 22 2009
JUL 24 2009
JUL 25 2009
JUL 30 2009
JUL 31 2009
AUG 07 2009
AUG 08 2009
AUG 09 2009
AUG 21 2009
AUG 22 2009
SEP 03 2009
SEP 15 2009
SEP 16 2009
SEP 17 2009
SEP 26 2009
SEP 30 2009
OCT 01 2009
OCT 30 2009
OCT 31 2009
NOV 05 2009
NOV 06 2009
NOV 07 2009
NOV 11 2009
NOV 28 2009
DEC 08 2009
DEC 09 2009
DEC 17 2009
DEC 18 2009
DEC 19 2009
JAN 15 2010
JAN 16 2010
JAN 22 2010
JAN 23 2010


 

 

ADVANTAGE Peanut Fudge Granola bar
Advantage Peanut Fudge granola Bar

APR 08 2009
APR 08 2009
APR 09 2009
MAY 06 2009
MAY 07 2009
MAY 23 2009
MAY 26 2009
JUN 04 2009
JUN 05 2009
JUN 18 2009
JUN 19 2009
JUN 26 2009
JUL 08 2009
JUL 09 2009
JUL 17 2009
JUL 23 2009
AUG 08 2009
SEP 08 2009
SEP 09 2009
SEP 26 2009
OCT 02 2009
OCT 29 2009
NOV 03 2009
NOV 04 2009
NOV 05 2009
NOV 28 2009
DEC 03 2009
DEC 16 2009
DEC 19 2009
JAN 05 2010
JAN 23 2010


 

 

DAY BREAK Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp bar
DAY BREAK Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp bar

OCT 20 2009
OCT 21 2009
NOV 13 2009
NOV 14 2009
NOV 28 2009
DEC 03 2009
DEC 05 2009
DEC 19 2009
JAN 22 2010
 


 

 

ENDULGE Peanut Caramel Cluster bar
 

ENDULGE Peanut Caramel Cluster bar

April 01 2009 - January 20 2010

 
 

Canadian Voluntary Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -January 30, 2009- Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (Atkins) announces that it will voluntarily recall from distribution in Canada two Atkins nutrition bars that contain granulated peanuts sourced from the Blakely, Georgia processing facility of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). In recent weeks an outbreak of Salmonella related complaints and illnesses in the USA have been linked to peanut butter and peanut paste processed by PCA at its Georgia facility. In response to an investigation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PCA announced a voluntary recall of all peanut butter and peanut paste processed at its Georgia facility. No Atkins products distributed in Canada contain peanut butter or peanut paste processed by PCA and were not affected by the recall. However, on January 28, 2009, PCA unexpectedly expanded its voluntary recall to include all peanuts and peanut products processed at its Georgia facility. Although Atkins products contain no peanut butter or peanut paste sourced from PCA, two Atkins products distributed in Canada do contain granulated peanuts, or peanut pieces, sourced from PCA's Georgia facility. As a result of PCA's expanded recall, Atkins has determined to voluntarily recall these two Atkins products out of an abundance of caution because they contain granulated peanuts recalled by PCA. While Atkins has determined to cooperate with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and voluntarily recall these two products, the recall is purely a precautionary measure, out of concern for our consumers and retail customers. Atkins is confident that these two products and all Atkins products distributed in Canada are safe. Atkins requires extensive laboratory testing of all ingredients used in every Atkins product, and our finished products are also rigorously tested. As a result of Atkins' food safety protocols, and the extensive laboratory testing on all Atkins products, no Salmonella contamination has been found in any of the Atkins products subject to this recall, but the Company is taking this step to assure our consumers that food safety is our highest priority.

Only the following products are subject to this voluntary recall:

  • Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Advantage Peanut Fudge Granola

For Advantage Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, only products manufactured after April 2008 are subject to the recall and detailed information pertaining to affected lot numbers are available at below.

No other Atkins products are affected by this recall. Atkins apologizes to consumers and retail customers for the inconvenience resulting from this recall. If consumers find that they have any of these products in their possession, they are asked not to consume the products.

If you purchased the recalled bars, please discard them but retain the BEST BY, SELL BY or EXPIRY DATE/DATE D'EXPIRATION code found on the back of the package.

For consumer inquiries, please call our Peanut Butter Recall information line (888) 828-5467 or contact us online. Please note, we're experiencing a high call and email volume, and are working to respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible.

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

People infected with Salmonella can have some or all of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious disease, including headache, joint pain, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

In Canada, the following 2 products are included in the recall. Only bars with wrappers that have the following BEST BY DATE on them, in all sizes and packages, are being recalled:

ADVANTAGE Chocolate Peanut Butter bar
ADVANTAGE Chocolate Peanut Butter bar


2009 SE 15
2009 OC 22
NOV 20 2009
2010 JA 16

 

 


 

ADVANTAGE Peanut Fudge Granola bar

ADVANTAGE Peanut Fudge Granola bar

2009 SE 12
NOV 03 2009

 
 

No other Atkins products or flavors are included in this recall. Atkins highest priority is the safety of our consumers.

For information about the PCA situation, your best source is the FDA website

Consumers wishing to contact Atkins on this issue should call (888) 828-5467

* The image below shows where to find the BEST BY DATE code. The code
is stamped underneath the flap on the back of the wrapper. Please note:
this is only one example of a recalled product.

ADVANTAGE Peanut Fudge Granola bar 2

 

 

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