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Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods Recalls Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies, Rocky Road Breakfast Cookies and Peanut Butter Home-style Granola Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods
(360) 714-9585

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 6, 2009 -- Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods of Bellingham, WA is recalling Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies, Rocky Road Breakfast Cookies and Peanut Butter Home-style Granola as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This action is a result of the PCA expanded recall of January 28, 2009 for all products manufactured in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007.  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: 05/18/08 to 08/31/08

Erin Baker’s Original Breakfast Cookie – Rocky Road 
Individually Packaged 3oz  
 UPC: 708875 90023
Best By: 05/26/08 to 06/22/08

Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter 
12oz bag, 1.5oz individual snack pak, bulk
UPC:708875 00503
UPC: 708875 00512
25lb Bulk (no UPC)
10lb Bulk (no UPC)
Best Before: 11/10/08 to 02/22/09

There are no reported illnesses associated with these products. 

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.
Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods upholds the highest standards for quality assurance for its ingredient supply chain and holds the health of our customers among our top priorities. Erin Baker’s has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them but retain the “Best By” dates found on the package. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods at (360) 714-9585, 8:30am – 4:30pm PST or online at www.bbcookies.com.

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