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Natures Path Organic Foods Announces Correction/Expansion for Its USA and Canada Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Envirokidz Organic Crispy Rice Peanut Choco Chocolate Drizzle Bar, Nature's Path Organic Granola Bar Peanut Butter Chunky, Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars Peanut Choco Chocolate Drizzle, Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars-Variety Pack, and Nature's Path Organic Peanut Butter Granola Cereal Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Maria Emmer-Aanes, Nature’s Path                   
maria@naturespath.com/604.248.8856
Jessica Vitale, Zeno Group
jessica.vitale@zenogroup.com/310.566.2285

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 4, 2009 -- Nature’s Path Organic Foods of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is recalling granola bars and granola cereal, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Organic Crispy Rice Peanut Choco Drizzle Bar, Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bar Peanut Butter Chunky, Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars Peanut Choco Chocolate Drizzle Bar, Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars – Variety Pack, and Nature’s Path Organic Peanut Butter Granola Cereal, were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because they may be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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 products were distributed through retail stores nationwide in USA and throughout Canada. The products affected in the USA are:


Carton UPC

Bar UPC

DESCRIPTION

Size

BEST BEFORE DATES

058449430230058449430223Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Organic Crispy Rice  Peanut  Choco Drizzle, 6 pack, USA 6 x 1 oz (28 g)

5 APR-09 through 
22 JUL 09

058449891109058449891123Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bar Peanut Butter Chunky, 5 pack, USA5 x 1.4oz (40 g)

26 FEB 08 through
  29 JUL 09

058449891376058449891369Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars Peanut  Choco Chocolate Drizzle, 5 pack, USA5 x 1.2 oz (35 g)

7 APR 09 
through
30 JUL 09

Carton UPC

DESCRIPTION

Size

BEST BEFORE DATES

058449890096Nature’s Path Organic Peanut Butter Granola, Cereal 11.5oz, USA11.5 oz

17 JAN 08 
through
 2 SEP 09

058449891055Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars Variety Pack - 10 Flax Plus Pumpkin and 10 Peanut Butter Chunky, USA28 oz. (800 g- 20x 1.4oz (40 g)

5 FEB 08 through 
23 JUN 09

Please Note: Only the Peanut Butter Chunky Granola Bars inside this variety pack are affected by this voluntary recall. The Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola Bars inside the variety pack do not contain peanuts and are safe to consume.

The products affected in Canada are:


Carton UPC

Bar UPC

DESCRIPTION

Size

BEST BEFORE DATES

058449430216058449430209Nature’s Path EnviroKidz Rice Bar Peanut Butter Choco Drizzle, 6 pack, CND6 x 28 g

5 APR 09 
through 
21 JUL 09

058449891093058449891116Nature’s Path Peanut Butter Granola Bar, 5 pack, CND 5 x 40 g

28 FEB 08 
through 
28 JUL 09

058449891352058449891345Nature’s Path Peanut  Choco Granola Bar, 5 pack, CND 5 x 35 g

28 MAY 08 
through 
30 JUL 09

Carton UPC

DESCRIPTION

Size

BEST BEFORE DATES

058449890089

 

Nature’s Path Peanut Butter Granola 325 g, CND

325 g

17 JAN 08 through 
2 SEP 09

058449891239Nature’s Path Organic Granola Bars- Variety Pack - 10 Flax Plus Pumpkin and 10 Peanut Butter Chunky- CND800 g
(20 x 40 g)

20 MAY 08 through 
21 JAN 09

Please Note: Only the Peanut Butter Chunky Granola Bars inside this variety pack are affected by this voluntary recall. The Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola Bars inside the variety pack do not contain peanuts and are safe to consume.

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.  The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America.  Nature’s Path Organic Foods has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have any of these products should return them to the retail store where they purchased them for a full refund. Consumers who have any questions should call the Nature’s Path customer service line at 1-866-880-7284, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST). 

“We at Nature’s Path are committed to producing exceptional products and hold the health of our customers, along with quality and food safety, as our top priorities,” said Arran Stephens, Founder and CEO of Nature’s Path.  “We are issuing this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure out of concern for the health and safety of our customers.” 

Founded in 1985, Nature’s Path Organic Foods is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs over 350 people at its four facilities in Canada and the United States.  The privately held, family-owned company produces breakfast foods and snacks sold in specialty foods stores and retailers in 40 countries around the world.  The company’s innovative brands include Nature’s Path®, Flax Plus, EnviroKidz®, Weil by Nature’s Path TM, and Optimum®.  Visit Nature’s Path online at www.naturespath.com.

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