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Hot Chocolate Recovery Drink Mix Voluntarily Recalled By CLIF SHOT®


Media Contact:Consumer Service Contact:
Sue Hearn
Hot Chocolate Consumer Service


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 8, 2009 - BERKELEY, Calif. -- A nationwide voluntary and precautionary recall of Hot Chocolate Recovery Drink Mix from CLIF SHOT® sold in 40-gram, single-serve packets and 12-pack boxes with a "Best By" date of 19SEP09R was announced today because the powdered drink mix contains organic non-fat dried milk made by the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, Plainview, Minn. Plainview recently issued a recall of certain non-fat dried milk products that were made on equipment found to contain Salmonella during an FDA investigation of the facility.

The recall affects approximately 1800 boxes of Hot Chocolate Drink Mix for sale in sports retail stores and on select websites. No other products or flavors are included in this recall. None of the recalled Hot Chocolate Recovery Drink Mix has tested positive for Salmonella, and there have been no reports of illness.

The affected Hot Chocolate Recovery Drink Mix from CLIF SHOT includes the following information on the back of the single-serve packets and the bottom of the 12-pack box:

Item DescriptionUNIT UPC12-PACK UPCDate Code
Hot Chocolate Recovery Drink Mix from CLIF SHOT®7-22252-11100-57-22252-31100-919SEP09R

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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/ or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to note the "Best By" information found on the back of the package before destroying it. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact 1-866-418-8021, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. PST. Details also can be found at www.clifbar.com/hotdrinkmix.



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