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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Voluntarily Recalls Fresh & Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Product may be returned to Fresh & Easy for full refund; no illnesses have been reported


Contact: Brendan Wonnacott
Office: (916) 554-3466
Cell: (310) 384-3833


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 18, 2010 - EL SEGUNDO, CA – Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., is voluntarily recalling all date codes of fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars as a result of a recall initiated by Thumb Oilseed Producers. This company supplies an ingredient that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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 severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This is the only Fresh & Easy product affected and there have been no illnesses reported.

Product DescriptionBarcodeDates Affected
fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
6count/7.4oz carton
5051379001377All Date Codes

The recalled products were sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Customers may return the unused product, empty product containers or present the receipt as proof of purchase of the recalled product to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622.




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