Contact:Consumer:1-866-787-3348Media:PureFit Inc.949-679-7997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 11, 2012 - PureFit Inc., Irvine, CA is voluntarily recalling PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch nutrition bars manufactured on March 1 and July 12 and sold between March 9th and August 31. PureFit Inc. is working with the FDA to recall any product made with peanut butter from Sunland Inc. 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.No illnesses have been reported to date.PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars were distributed throughout the United States between March and August of 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.SizeNameFlavorUPCBest By2 oz.PureFitPeanut Butter Crunch8127870010081 March 20132 oz.PureFitPeanut Butter Crunch81278700100812 July 2013Box of 15PureFitPeanut Butter Crunch8127870020051 March 2013Box of 15PureFitPeanut Butter Crunch81278700200512 July 2013If you have any product with these date codes, please go to www.purefit.com/recall or call toll free, 1-866-787-3348 M-F 8am to 4pm PST to arrange for replacement product. Additionally, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Thank you.
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