Recall -- Firm Press Release
FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
BioGenesis Nutraceuticals Inc. Announces an Expanded Nationwide Recall of Diabetone Gluco:Support Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Because of Possible Health Risk
BioGenesis Nutraceuticals Inc.
1-866-272-0500 6:00 am to 6:00 pm PST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 25, 2009 -- BioGenesis Nutraceuticals Inc. of Mill Creek, WA has expanded it’s recall to include All Diabetone gluco:support peanut butter chocolate bars with manufacture dates of: March 14th 08, May 8th 08, June 12th 08, August 27th 08, and December 31st 08, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Diabetone gluco:support peanut butter chocolate bars were manufactured using peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which 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 (which may be bloody), 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.
The Diabetone gluco:support peanut butter chocolate bar was distributed nationally through natural health care providers.
The Diabetone gluco:support peanut butter chocolate 1.5 oz bars were sold in 15 count boxes and have manufacture dates printed on the back of the individual bar labels beside the ingredient listing, there is no code on the box. Again the manufacture dates subject to recall are MFG 14MAR08, MFG08MAY08 Fu1, MFG12JUN08, MFG27AUG08, and MFG31DEC08. There is no UPC for this product.
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the Diabetone gluco:support peanut butter chocolate bars. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America’s Georgia or Texas plant. BioGenesis Nutraceuticals Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.
Consumers who have purchased Diabetone gluco:support peanut butter chocolate bars are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact BioGenesis Nutraceuticals Inc. at 1-866-272-0500 between 6:00am and 6:00 pm PST.