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Food Recall List Continues To Grow Monday

The FDA says some Irvine-based PureFit bars contain Sunland peanut butter, which has potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In addition to the product named below, click here for the latest on food recall news, including peanut butters, cereal, chicken products, and more.

Information provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The list of products containing peanut butter manufactured by Sunland is still growing.

It also now includes an Orange County-based company that has issued a recall of it's nutrition bars.

PureFit, of Irvine, is voluntarily recalling PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch nutrition bars manufactured on March 1 and July 12 and sold between March 9 and Aug. 31, according to an FDA press release.

PureFit is working with the FDA to recall any product made with peanut butter from Sunland of Portales, NM. Peanut butter manufactured by Sunland has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis, the FDA says.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars were distributed throughout the United States between March and August 2012, primarily through health food stores, grocery stores, and online retailers. The bars involved in the recall are a limited amount and no other flavors are affected. The “Best By” dates being recalled are clearly marked on back-side of the wrapper, near the horizontal seal and on the back of the boxes, according to the press release.

Here is a list of the nutrition bars being recalled:

Size

Name

Flavor

UPC

Best By

2 oz.

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787001008

1 March 2013

2 oz.

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787001008

12 July 2013

Box of 15

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787002005

1 March 2013

Box of 15

PureFit

Peanut Butter Crunch

812787002005

12 July 2013


If you have any product with these date codes, please visit purefit.com/recall or call toll free, 1-866-787-3348 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST to arrange for replacement product.  Additionally, you can email info@purefit.com

Any Peanut Butter Crunch PureFit bars matching either one of the aforementioned “Best By” dates can be sent to PureFit Inc., 216 Technology Suite E, Irvine, CA 92618. Upon receipt, PureFit will send replacement product back. Please include a return address, phone number, and email address.  


Mozzie October 15, 2012 at 09:27 PM
They'll be adding dog food/treats to that list too. There are a lot of dog treats out there with peanut butter in them. Be careful what you buy.
Cyclist October 15, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Mozzie, it is not all peanut butter that is contaminated, only peanut butter and simlar products from Sunland.
Diana October 15, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I guess the bottom line here is don't eat anything with peanuts in it.
Brenda October 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM
No kidding Mozzie, I was just thinking the same thing as I posted this on my facebook. Those bars, all brands, are so popular too :/ Buy it fresh as possible, but even that can have issues, but I think far less then packaged goods.
Mozzie October 16, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I'd hate to see someone's pet die because they didn't get around to telling anyone.
Cyclist October 16, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Why is a comment that I made at 2:46pm today still listed as "Pending Approval" but Brenda's comment made around 4pm today is posted? What is going on here?
Cyclist October 16, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Why to my comments need to be approved but others don't need to be approved?
Mozzie October 16, 2012 at 04:27 AM
I'd hate to see someone's pet die because they didn't get around to telling anyone.
Brenda October 16, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I dont know Cyclist. Patch is probably having some issues with the site, it happens. I know I posted a few after midnight last night that didnt appear when I posted or after. LOL, so maybe they are telling me something!!!
Teller of Truth October 16, 2012 at 09:34 PM
The Patch is currently having major issues because of name and picture/ID hijacking. When someone does that, it affects us all. The current imposter is KevWild who gets a kick out of stealing others names & posting deragatory things & then he comes back on & congradulates himself! He is currently under investigation @ the Patch Headquarters back east.
Mozzie October 16, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Cyclist, you're absolutely right. Not all peanut products were recalled. I shouldn't condemn them all. It's just scarey, and I know that not every product involved has been recalled yet. And sometimes my comments are not approved for awhile either. You see 2 posts above that are the same because of the delay in posting, I tried it again.
Mozzie October 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Cyclist... what time zone are you in?
Brenda October 17, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Teller? I am worried about you. Ignore him if he does it? If he does do it to you, get on and explain it was not you? Because of the ability to have 50 thousand Brenda's on the Patch accts. or 50 thousand Teller of Truths its kind of hard to prevent someone from doing that. But if you have been around for awhile like most of us have, everyone would recognize something I would say or not say, and same with you? Heck I dont know, it was pretty quiet over here on the Temecula Patch until folks from Lake Elsinore/Murrieta/Wildomar people came on over, LOL. Then it was trashing the editors, then us Temeculations(hehe) and all these name changes, and threatening and posting real life information, names, addresses, exwives, ex husbands, LOL. So heck if I know what is going on with Kev, or whoever else. I will never understand adults acting like this, or bothering to look up and post someones personal information, it just isnt done by adults, and holds no interest for me. Just wish whoever does all that would stop, and stick the articles, and the question at the bottom that we are asked to comment on ;) Aka PeaceMaker
KevWild October 19, 2012 at 06:15 AM
: Brenda, Teller of Truth is not really being the teller of truth. If you mouse over my name and it shows --> "....patch.com/users/kevwild", then it's truly me. If it has ANY variances whatsoever, then it's not me. As you mouse over, it should show a small box in the lower left of the screen (http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/users/kevwild). I know when it's you because yours ends in "....brenda-e74f8290." I have never made a copy of Teller of Truth. I have never reported him. I've only toyed with him. He doesn't play well as many of us have seen. And frankly, he has little effect on me. He's as trivial to me as popeye. That said, you're cool in my book. If that matters, then cool, if not, that's okay too.
KevWild October 19, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Brenda, Teller of Truth is not really being the teller of truth. If you mouse over my name and it shows --> "....patch.com/users/kevwild", then it's truly me. If it has ANY variances whatsoever, then it's not me. As you mouse over, it should show a small box in the lower left of the screen (http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/users/kevwild). I know when it's you because yours ends in "....brenda-e74f8290." I have never made a copy of Teller of Truth. I have never reported him. I've only toyed with him. He doesn't play well as many of us have seen. And frankly, he has little effect on me. He's as trivial to me as popeye. That said, you're cool in my book. If that matters, then cool, if not, that's okay too.
Brenda October 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Kev, Still not sure I get it. I have a list of people who harrass me at every turn in the last 2 months. Strangely it all started when Peter left here as editor and Maggie and Mirna took over. First all these folks came over from the Murrieta/Lake Elsinore Patch and starting bad mouthing the Patch and both Maggie, Toni and Mirna. They also did it to each other, calling names, posting personal information, just horrible things I never thought possible from adults on a simple news site for OUR CITIES. Then I defended the Patch, trying to be a peace maker and get them to stop, they turned onto me somewhere in the mess, LOL. THen posted my personal information. Also apparently because I do have training/education in criminal/civil law I can be informative and also able to have a few possibilities to a particular article. They do not like that which is so ludicrous. Heck I dont know. At this point its useless to try to talk sense into adults that can act this way and play these games. I come to read the news and comment if it asks, or reply thats it, and if need be to help out a family or someone in need. I do not ever change my name, or call anyone names or totally jump all over them because of their comments or replies as those are their opinions. Kev, I hope you are a real name because you do seem nice and honest, whereas some others are NOT. Those few do not ruin the Patch or its great people who write, read and contribute each day from our Cities.
Pickle Pusher October 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I've patented a new diet guarenteed to make you lose weight. Go to Jack in the Box every morning and order 2 tacos and a breafast Jack. I guarentee you will lose weight!
Pickle Pusher October 23, 2012 at 02:24 AM
"I stole TOT Avatar name & CC's Name and avatar because I thought it was fun! Now someone stole mine and all I want to do is whine and get attention. WAH! Anita, bail me out of this! Signed Kevin Wild"

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