General Mills issues voluntary recall of LÄRABAR and Jamfrakas peanut butter snack bars

January 19, 2009

General Mills announced on January 19, 2009 a voluntary recall of LÄRABAR Peanut Butter Cookie flavor snack bars and JamFrakas Peanut Butter Blisscrisp flavor snack bars because peanut butter in the products was sourced from Peanut Corporation of America, and may be contaminated with salmonella.

The products being recalled are:

LÄRABAR Peanut Butter Cookie Snack Bars
Universal Product Code (UPC) of 54818-00014-7.

JamFrakas Peanut Butter Bliss Crisp Snack Bars Universal Product Code (UPC) of 93759-00212-4

No illnesses have been reported in connection with LÄRABAR or JamFrakas products, and no other types, varieties or flavors of LÄRABAR or JamFrakas products are being recalled.

Peanut butter produced by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) has been implicated in an outbreak of salmonella. As the scope of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into this outbreak expanded this weekend, Peanut Corporation of America expanded its recall to additional lot codes of peanut butter. PCA supplied peanut butter to one of General Mills' suppliers, including some lots that were part of the expanded recall, prompting General Mills to issue its own voluntary national Class I recall of the two LÄRABAR and JamFrakas products potentially involved.

For more information please call General Mills Consumer Hotline at 1-800-543-2147 or visit their website.