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Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies, Rocky Road Breakfast Cookies, Peanut Butter Home-style Granola, Peanut Seed Treats and Peanut Butter Brownie Bites Because of Possible Health Risk
Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 2, 2009 -- Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods of Bellingham, WA is expanding recall of Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies, Rocky Road Breakfast Cookies and Peanut Butter Home-style Granola to include additional code dates and well as recalling Peanut Seed Treats and Peanut Butter Brownie Bites as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This action is a result of the PCA expanded recall for all products manufactured in their Plainview, TX facility. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, 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 recalled products were sold nationwide through grocery, mailorder and other retail stores.
Erin Baker’s Original Breakfast Cookie – Peanut Butter
Individually Packaged 3oz (UPC: 708875 90003)
Best By: 06/19/06 to 05/03/09, 06/03/09 & 06/10/09
Lot Code: 06136 to 08240
Erin Baker’s Original Breakfast Cookie – Rocky Road
Individually Packaged 3oz UPC: 708875 90023
Best By: 02/06/07 to 06/22/08
Lot Code: 07218
Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter
12oz bag, UPC:708875 00503, Best By: 06/25/07 to 10/30/09
1.5oz individual snack pak, UPC: 708875 00512, Best By: 01/15/08 to 10/30/09
25lb Bulk (no UPC), Best By: 03/02/08 to 10/30/09
10lb Bulk (no UPC), Best By 11/20/08 to 10/30/09
Erin Baker’s Seed Treat – Peanut
1.5oz individual package, UPC: 708875 00605, Best Before: 09/11/07 to 01/26/08
Erin Baker’s Brownie Bite – Peanut Butter
12oz plastic tub, UPC: 708875 00403, Best Before: 06/21/06 to 07/31/07
There are no reported illnesses associated with these products. Erin Baker’s has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.
For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov (or call 1-800-232-4636). For a list of various company recalls and for more information on the FDA's ongoing investigation, please visit the FDA's website at www.fda.gov.
The recall by Peanut Corporation of America continues to impact so many innocent businesses and individuals. We want to assure you that we have and will continue to do everything possible to give to the customer the highest standard of food quality and safety. This includes our long history of high scores in following stringent guidelines for independent food safety audits (AIB Certified with Superior rating) as well as certifications with Organic Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Kosher (OU).
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them or return them to the store purchased for refund. Consumers with questions may contact Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods at (360) 714-9585, 8:30am – 4:30pm PST or online at www.bbcookies.com.