The Kane County Health Department is advising that Lovin Oven, LLC, a Irwindale, Calif., firm, has announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, Mich. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled bars and no other types of Health Valley brand bars are being recalled.
“Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” Health Department Executive Director Paul Kuehnert said in a release. “Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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.
Consumers who have purchased any products covered by this recall are urged to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. More information about the recalled products is available by visiting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Web site at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm201351.htm.
Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall may call the FDA hotline at 800-423-4846. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.