Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 26, 2009 01:51 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Nutrisystem Brand Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Canadian Version) may Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2009) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and NutriSystem Canada ULC. are warning the public not to consume the nutrisystem brand Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Canadian version) described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, nutrisystem brand Peanut Butter Granola Bar (Canadian version), product of USA, is sold in 40 g packages bearing UPC 6 32674 37016 7 and lot code TC05219B.

This product is sold exclusively through the Canadian NutriSystem website (www.nutrisystem.ca), the toll-free phone number 1-877-368-8446, and the Shopping Channel (http://www.theshoppingchannel.com).

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

NutriSystem Canada ULC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

NutriSystem Canada at 1-877-368-8446 or by email: pbbar@nutrisystem.com; or

CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.shtml.

For more information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit our web site at: www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-228-6682
    or
    Nutrisystem
    Susan McGowan
    973-222-5019
    smcgowan@nutrisystem.com