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Health Hazard Alert - Certain PureFit brand Peanut Butter Crunch bars may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
October 16, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Puresource Inc.
Extent of the distribution:
Reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 16, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume PureFit brand Peanut Butter Crunch bars listed below because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

These products may have been distributed nationally.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

These products have been recalled by the legal agent’s in the United States. For more information on these recalls please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website at:

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Additional Info
PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch bars 56.7 g 8 12787 00100 8 Best By dates / Lot Codes
1 March 2012;
12 July 2013
PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Box of 15 8 12787 00200 5 Best By dates / Lot Codes
1 March 2012;
12 July 2013

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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Purefit brand Peanut Butter Crunch Bar

Purefit brand Peanut Butter Crunch Bar

Purefit brand Peanut Butter Crunch Bar

Purefit brand Peanut Butter Crunch Bar

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