Cliff Bar Products Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

I received a garbled telephone message yesterday afternoon from the Costco corporation telling me that the Clif Bar products I recently purchased are involved in a voluntary recall, due to a Salmonella outbreak.  (For a list of Costco recalls, click here.) The outbreak is linked to peanuts sourced from the Peanut Corporation of America.  Here is an article about the outbreak from Velo News.

It’s bad enough to be suffering from abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting and/or diarrhea as an adult.  But when it strikes your kids…that’s a whole other ball game.  And, yes, the Clif Bar product called Z Bars are included in the list of recalled items.  Here’s the list:

CLIF BAR Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch
BEST BY/SELL BY:
21JUN09 to 01OCT09 and
03NOV09 to 28NOV09

CLIF BAR Crunchy Peanut Butter
BEST BY/SELL BY:
21JUN09 to 01OCT09 and
03NOV09 to 28NOV09

CLIF BAR Peanut Toffee Buzz
BEST BY/SELL BY:
13SEP09

CLIF Builder’s Peanut Butter
SELL BY:
19JUL09 to 30SEP09 and
05NOV09 to 18NOV09

CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR Peanut Butter
BEST BY:
07JUL09 to 05SEP09 and
12NOV09

LUNA Nutz Over Chocolate
BEST BY:
29JUL09 to 03OCT09 and
11NOV09 to 14NOV09

LUNA Peanut Butter Cookie
BEST BY:
02OCT09 to 03OCT09 and
11NOV09 to 14NOV09

MOJO Mountain Mix
BEST BY:
30APR09 to 21JUN09

MOJO Peanut Butter Pretzel
BEST BY:
30APR09 to 21JUN09

MOJO Dipped Chocolate Peanut
BEST BY:
30APR09 to 21JUN09

MOJO Dipped Peanut Butter and Jelly
BEST BY:
30APR09 to 21JUN09

MOJO Dipped Fruit and Nut
BEST BY:
30APR09 to 21JUN09

If you have any of the food products above, the company requests that you destroy them.  Here is where you can contact Clif Bar directly for further information about the recall, to request a refund, etc.

But wait!  There’s more!

It’s not JUST the Clif Bar co. that’s experiencing peanut-related recalls, check out this list from the FDA of all the different companies having to recall their products because they used peanut butter or peanut paste sourced from one particular PCA processing plant on Blakely, Georgia.

If you or your kids have been eating any products from the above list and/or have had the following symptoms and are concerned, visit your doctor for further assessment:

Nausea.vomiting
Abdominal pain/cramping
Diarrhea
Fever
Headache

While Salmonellosis usually clears up on its own, the illness can sometimes progress to severe diarrhea or sepsis–requiring hospital admission.  (six people have died as a result of this outbreak)

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Cliff Bar Products Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

  1. Shelly

    Great information! Thank you. We eat many Cliff Bars in our house. This was very helpful.

  2. Shelly

    I read your husbands blog and saw he has been on a long business trip. My husband was deployed to Iraq for 6 months so I know how crazy life can get. Make sure when he gets home you have a few hours of mommy & daddy time alone! You both will need it.

  3. Shelly,

    Glad the info. helped.

    My husband gets back tonight and we’re ALL looking forward to seeing him! Two weeks has been long enough…I can’t imagine what it’d be like to have him gone for six months! I suppose you get used to it in some distorted way…but probably not ever completely!

  4. yeltsin mandela

    Thanks for having this important information available, but you might want to check your date facts based on the FDA and Cilf’s sites. They may have changed since you posted this.
    Signed, wondering if I should throw out my Clif Bars

  5. RaiulBaztepo

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  6. Welcome, Raiul and thank you for stopping by. Nice work on your English!

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