Abbott Nutrition Announces Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Bars

January 19, 2009

Abbott Nutrition Announces Voluntary Recall of ZonePerfect® Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, ZonePerfect® Peanut Toffee Bars and NutriPals Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars in U.S., Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore.

Abbott Nutrition announced on January 19, 2009 that it is initiating a precautionary, voluntary recall of ZonePerfect® Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, ZonePerfect® Peanut Toffee bars and NutriPals Peanut Butter Chocolate bars in response to the widening recall involving peanut butter and peanut paste ingredients manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA was one of the peanut ingredient suppliers to the company.

Products being recalled are:

ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter bars
1.76oz bar (Universal Product Code) UPC: 63810220101
(Universal Product Code) UPC 12 pack: 63810220105

ZonePerfect Peanut Toffee bars
Size: All Sizes
1.76oz bar (Universal Product Code) UPC: 63810258911
(Universal Product Code) UPC 12 Pack: 63810258910

NutriPals Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

The specified Abbott Nutrition products, sold in the U.S. and internationally (Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore) in various packages and quantities, have not been linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak and there have been no reported cases of the salmonella illness associated with ZonePerfect or NutriPals products. Abbott Nutrition's action to issue a voluntary recall was supported by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's advisement to manufacturers of an ongoing outbreak of salmonella involving peanut butter and peanut paste supplied by PCA.

For more information please contact Abbott Nutrition Consumer Relations at (800) 986-8884 or visit their website.