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Trader Joe's Company Voluntarily Recalls Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars
Press Contact: Alison Mochizuki
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 19, 2010 - Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily expanding the recall of the Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars (SKU 82818) to include all code dates, manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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, 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 product involved in this recall was distributed at Trader Joe's stores nationally and comes in a 7.4 oz box. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and Bloomfield Bakery continue their investigation.
No illnesses have been confirmed to date in connection with this product.
At Trader Joe's we take the safety of our customers and the integrity of our products very seriously. Customers who have purchased Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars are urged to return them to any Trader Joe's for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe's Customer Relations Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm PST at (626) 599-3817.