Urgent Voluntary Product Recall Alert for Peanut Butter Optimum Energy Bars

January 21, 2009

Recall limited to Optimum Energy Bars in Peanut Butter Flavor; marked BEST BEFORE 01OCT09A, no other Nature's Path products are involved

We at Nature's Path are committed to producing exceptional products and hold the health of our customers, along with quality and food safety, as our top priorities. Thus, we are taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor because the peanut butter in the products was sourced through Peanut Corporation of America. The FDA has indicated the manufacturer is a focus of investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter www.cdc.gov

The recalled product is:

Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor (Carton UPC 058449777199, Case UPC 10058449777196, Bar UPC 058449777151)

No illnesses have been reported in connection with Optimum Energy Bars and we believe the risk to be low because the bars are baked. No other Nature's Path products are being recalled. The peanut butter in all other Nature's Path products is sourced from Golden Boy Foods in British Columbia, Canada, which is in no way involved in the investigation.

The affected product is marked BEST BEFORE 01OCT09A.

For more information please call the Nature's Path customer service line at 1-866-880-7284 or visit their website.