Recalled peanut-product list grows longer
Dr. Smoothie Brands is among the latest U.S. firms recalling products containing possibly tainted peanut ingredients produced by the Peanut Corp. of America.
The Fullerton, Calif., company is recalling its peanut butter crunch Bio Bars that were sold nationally by retail health food stores and by direct sale because they might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
The recalled bars have "Best By" dates of '05Mar09," "21May09" and "21Nov09."
PCA is the focus of federal and state ongoing salmonella investigations.
Other peanut-related recent recalls include:
--The Rich Ice Cream Co.: Rich's Candy Bar Avalanche, distributed nationwide, as well as in Barbados and the Bahamas.
--GloryBee Foods Inc.: All bulk peanut products and all Aunt Patty's-brand banana split trail mix.
--Sweet Factory LLC: Sweet Factory-brand milk chocolate tubs, bridge mix, chocolate covered peanut brittle, peanut clusters and no-sugar added chocolate peanuts.
--Betty Lou's Inc.: Betty Lou's-brand nut butter peanut butter protein balls.
--Brown & Haley: ROCA-brand honey roasted peanut buttercrunch toffee and peanut delights.
-- The House of Flavors Ice Cream Co.: Shurfine- and House of Flavors-brand candy bar swirl, Welsh Farms- and House of Flavors-brand Snickers ice cream and Premium-brand candy factory ice cream.
A detailed list of recalled products is available from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph/recalls.html.