February 22, 2010 – Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, CA is voluntarily recalling certain Health Valley® Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, MI.
The recalled Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry chewy granola bars are distributed nationally. The only lots affected are:
- Health Valley® Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1 oz box, SKU# 0-35742-15483-4, with date codes 07DEC09H2, 15JAN10H2, 23FEB10H2, 28FEB10H2, 28MAR10H2, 29MAR10H1, 13APR10H1, 06SEP10H2, 06NOV10H2, and 09FEB10H2.
- Health Valley® Organic Dutch Apple Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box, SKU# 0-35742-15482-7, with date codes 03JAN10H1, 05FEB10H2, 05FEB10H2, 28MAR10H2, and 17AUG10H1.
- Health Valley® Organic Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box, SKU# 0-35742-15481-0, with date codes 05JAN10H2, 15JAN10H1, 12APR10H1, 06JUL10H1, and 08MAR10H1.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled bars and no other types of Health Valley® brand bars are being recalled.
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.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.