Garden of Life, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Recall of FücoPROTEIN Peanut Butter Crunch Dietary Supplement Bars

February 12, 2009

Garden of Life, Inc announced that it is voluntarily recalling its fücoPROTEIN Peanut Butter Crunch bars (formerly called Perfect Weight America Peanut Butter Crunch bars) because the peanuts in the bars were sourced from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The FDA has indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of an investigation into Salmonella related illnesses thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

The product being recalled is:

fücoPROTEIN Peanut Butter Crunch bars (formerly called Perfect Weight America Peanut Butter Crunch bars)
Size: 1.94 oz
Bar UPC: 658010-113492
Sleeve (12 pack) UPC: 658010-113502
Lots: PBC550808, PBC550948, PBC551938, PBC552058, PBC553118 & PBC553668
Expiration Dates: 03-20-09, 04-03-09, 07-11-09, 07-23-09, 11-06-09, 12-31-09

PCA has provided peanuts to one of Garden of Life's suppliers. Even though Garden of Life routinely performs pathogen testing on every finished good lot to ensure safety, it felt it was in the public's best interests to issue its own voluntary Class I recall of its peanut containing product. No illnesses have been reported in connection with fücoPROTEIN Peanut Butter Crunch bars or Perfect Weight America Peanut Butter Crunch bars.

For more information please call the GOL Consumer Support Team: 866-465-0051 or visit the Garden of Life website.