FDA: Salmonella suspected in Health Valley Organic granola bars

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Health Valley Organic Granola Bars recalled over suspected Salmonella contamination.

FDA alert—Health Valley recalls chocolate chip chew granola bars due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Los Angeles, CA—Certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chew Granola Bars are being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure. Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, Calif. and the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/ announced the recall on Friday, February 19, 2010, on grounds of suspected Salmonella contamination.

The granola bars contain organic toasted soy grits, which were supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, MI., who is also involved in other recalls of granola bars. At this time no other illnesses have been reported in connection with the product. No other types of Health Valley brand bars have been involved in this recall. The Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry chewy granola bars were sold across the country. The affected lots include:

• 6.1 oz HV ORG Peanut Crunch: 07DEC09H2, 15JAN10H2, 23FEB10H2, 28FEB10H2, 28MAR10H2, 29MAR10H2, 13APR10H1, 06SEP10H2, 06NOV10H2, and 09FEB10H2.
• 6.1 oz HV ORG Dutch Apple: 03JAN10H1, 05FEB10H2, 05FEB10H2, 28MAR10H2, and 17AUG10H1.
• 6.1 oz HV ORG Wildberry: 05JAN10H2, 15JAN10H1, 12APR10H1, 06JUL10H1, and 08MAR10H1.
• Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1 oz box: # 0-35742-15483-4
• Health Valley Organic Dutch Apple Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box: # 0-35742-15482-7
• Health Valley Organic Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box: # 0-35742-15481-0

Consumers who have purchased the recall products are asked to return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. All questions or concerns may be directed to the hotline at 1-800-423-4846 (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time). Questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician.

Salmonella infections can be serious and sometimes fatal in young children, elderly or frail, or people with weak immune systems. Infection symptoms include fever diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you feel you may have a Salmonella infection, you should seek medical assistance immediately.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for product liability attorneys.