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Creative Energy Foods, Inc. Recalls Ridgebar Brand Nutrition Bars Due to Possible Health Risk Associated With Sunland Inc. Peanut Products



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 12, 2012 - Creative Energy Foods, Inc. (CEF) is voluntarily recalling Ridgebar brand nutrition bars which contain blanched roasted peanuts supplied to CEF by Sunland, Inc. The decision was made as the result of the expanded recall of peanut butter, nut butters and peanut products by Sunland because of potential contamination with Salmonella.

Salmonella bacteria 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 cramps. Consumers with the above symptoms should consult their physician.  No illnesses associated with any of these products have been reported to date.

The following products are being recalled:







Peanut Butter Crunch


50 grams



Peanut Butter Crunch


50 grams


The above products were ONLY sold on the internet at www.Ridgebar.com.  The Best-By-Dates can be found on the back of the package, underneath the seal. 

Products manufactured by CEF have NOT been linked to the nationwide Salmonella outbreak.  All lots of all products manufactured by CEF are tested by reputable independent laboratories and all products have tested negative with no Salmonella contamination being detected.  As part of its priority to ensure the safety and quality of all of its products, CEF is issuing the voluntary recall. 

Consumers who have any of the recalled products are urged to dispose of the product or may contact CEF Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time at 510-567-1200 for refund instructions.   Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor or health care provider.


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