ProtiDiet Bar Recall Issued for Chocolate Protein Bar Due to Salmonella
A recall has been issued for ProtiDiet chocolate protein bars due to a possible risk of salmonella food poisoning.
The ProtiDiet Bar recall was posted by the FDA on March 18, citing concerns that the protein bars may be contaminated with Salmonella. However, no injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall consists of ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars sold in 7.4 ounce packages with a “Best Before” date of August 2015. The protein bars were sold in packages of seven and have UPC number 6 21498 42238 1 and lot code CR 18 13B.
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The chocolate protein bars were manufactured in Canada by Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec and were distributed throughout the United States to various retailers in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. They were also available for purchase over the internet.
The recall notice indicates the FDA and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are coordinating efforts to remove the bars from the states where they were known to be sold.
Salmonella poses a risk of serious illness, especially for young children, elderly and those with a compromised immune system. Salmonella food poisoning can cause symptoms that include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, which typically resolve in a few days or weeks for healthy individuals. However, if the bacteria enters the blood stream, it can cause more severe side effects such as infected aneurysms, endocarditis, and arthritis.
The FDA advises consumers to avoid eating the recalled protein bars and dispose of any remaining or return the product to the store of purchase. Consumers may contact Pro-Amino International at 1-800-555-2170, extension 227 or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-800-442-2342.
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