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Can Do Kid Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of two flavors of CAN DO KID Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- MILL VALLEY CA February 4, 2009 – CAN DO KID today announced an expanded voluntary recall of bars that contain peanut butter because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products contain peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. There have been no reported illnesses from these products as they are thoroughly tested for salmonella prior to leaving our manufacturing partner. We are being very cautious and complying with our manufacturer’s recommendations. 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 following CAN DO KID products with "Best By/Sell By" dates ranging as shown below, in all sizes and packages, are included in the recall. Please note that only the bars with the lot numbers(best by) numbers below are affected.
CAN DO KID Chocolate Crunch UPC8-54260-00101-3 40 gram bar
BEST BY/SELL BY:
CAN DO KID Cookies & Cream UPC 8-54260-00102-0 40 gram bar
BEST BY/SELL BY:
These products were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail stores throughout the United States.
No other Can Do Kid products or flavors are included in this recall. Non-recall bars with new packaging calling out GLUTEN FREE CAN DO KID BARS will be available in stores beginning this week.
For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/ or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them but retain the "Best By/Sell By" code found on the back of the package. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact CAN DO KID at 888-207-0567 (available 24 hr/day to leave a message) or call 415/388-9011(9am-5pm M-F PST). Please see details on our website: www.iamacandokid.com