Monday, January 26, 2009

Sports Bar Recall

A large proportion of the sports bars sold by Cliff under the names Cliff Bar, Mojo, and Luna are being recalled, because they contain peanut butter and could be infected with salmonella. Most of the bars contain the word "nut", "nuts", or "peanut" in the name of the flavor. A complete list of the bars being recalled can be found on the Cliff Bar Website:

If you have any of these bars, please don't eat them. You may experience unpleasant digestive problems. Although Cliff says the bars are being recalled through an "excess of caution", the fact that they are being recalled indicates that the company may have purchased peanut butter and/or peanut paste from Peanut Corporation of American (PCA), the firm whose products sold to the wholesale market were found to be contaminated. Peanut butter purchased in stores is reported to be safe, but products that use peanut butter and/or peanut paste in their ingredients may be contaminated. Power Bar says that it does not purchase ingredients from PCA and that its products are safe.

Because many cyclists eat Cliff Bars, I am sending this message to subscribers of both Arizona Road Cyclist News and the Geezers' mail list. I apologize that those of you who subscribe to both lists will receive a duplicate.