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Dr. Smoothie Brands Recalls Peanut Butter Crunch, Bio Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Jason Moore
International & Operations


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 27, 2009, Fullerton, California — Dr. Smoothie Brands of Fullerton, California is recalling Peanut Butter Crunch Bio Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars were manufactured using peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of America. 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 serious illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Dr. Smoothie Brands Peanut Butter Crunch Bio Bars were distributed nationally through retail health food stores, wholesalers and direct to customer sales.

Peanut Butter Crunch Bio Bars distributed from March 5, 2008 to February 26, 2009 are involved in this recall. Potentially affected products can be identified by the following Best By Dates:

Best By 05MAR09                 
Best By 21May09                   
Best By 21Nov09

The bars are packaged in 2.0 oz individually wrapped in 15 pack printed cartons.

UPC Coding

Individual bars: 6 47854 42610 7

15 Count packs: 6 47854 26121 0

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanuts used in the bars were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Dr. Smoothie Brands has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased Dr. Smoothie Brands Peanut Butter Crunch Bio Bars with the above code dates are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Dr. Smoothie Brands at 714-449-9787.


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