List of recalled peanut products grows

February 2, 2009 in Food Safety, Nutrition Topics in the News

List of recalled peanut products grows

Seven more peanut flavoured bars have been added to the list of products recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

The majority of the products in the recall are energy bars (Atkins Advantage, Promedis High Protein), meal replacement bars (Nutriforme Adrien Gagnon) and cereal bars (ProtiLife Diet) made in Canada.

The first recall on January 20 included products such as Clif bars, Larabar, Nature's Path Organic and Herbert's Fully Loaded bars.

The recall is connected to a massive salmonella outbreak in the United States which has left more than 500 people sick and may be linked to the deaths of eight people.

In Canada, one person in New Brunswick has fallen ill after eating a contaminated peanut product made in the States.

Like food contaminated with listeria, products tainted with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled - but consumption can cause the food-borne illnesses salmonellosis.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Young children and the elderly are most at risk for this food-borne illness.  

For a full list of products affected by the recall, visit the CFIA's Health Hazard Alert page.

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