Canadian Food Inspection Agency



Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 16, 2012 21:44 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain PureFit Brand Peanut Butter Crunch Bars May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2012) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume PureFit brand Peanut Butter Crunch bars listed below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Best By dates /
Lot Codes
PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars 56.7 g 8 12787 00100 8 1 March 2012;
12 July 2013
PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Box of 15 8 12787 00200 5 1 March 2012;
12 July 2013

These products may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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 diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

These products have been recalled by the legal agent's in the United States. For more information on these recalls please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

For more information consumers and industry can call the 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 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: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

An image of the product is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/CFIA_121016.jpg.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600