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Peanut Butter Recall -- Updated 2/10/09 5pm

******Updated 2/16/09******** Please refer to our latest blog post for updates on the PCA recall. ******* Updated 2/10/09 5pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter flavor SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters******* Updated 2/6/09 4pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Boston Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Boston Cookies Peanut Fudge Brownies Kariba Farms Thai Peanut NutCrusters Coating Mix KA-ME Green Tea Pumpkin Seed Snack Mix ******Updated 2/4/09 7pm CST****** Products added to recall list: ReNew Life Formulas Organic Fiber Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate Bulk: Caribbean Crunch Grail Mix Aunt Pattys Trail Mix Org Cascade Aunt Patty Trail Mix Mt Hood Lot number expansion for previously recalled items: Can Do Kid Chocolate Crunch Bars Can Do Kid Cookies & Cream Bars For our Canadian customers, please note that the CFIA is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and remove all affected products imported into Canada from the U.S. The CFIA is also working with Canadian manufacturers to recall foods containing affected U.S. peanuts. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products. The following foods, manufactured in Canada, are affected: see: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090203be.shtml The following foods, manufactured in the United States of America, are affected: see: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090203be.shtml For the complete list of recalled products, including those listed above; please visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/2009typhe.shtml *****Updated 2/3/09 5pm CST***** Items added to recall list: Earth Island Follow Your Heart Deli Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap Pure Butter Crickle, Peanut - Green Gift Box Expanded lots announced on previously recalled products: Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai ThinkThin Dark Chocolate ThinkThin Chocolate Mudslide *****Updated 2/3/09 9am CST***** Confirming that our Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Bakehouse Peanut Butter Cookies are not affected by the recall. Added to recall list: Chunks of Energy Mixed Berry Blast Chunks of Energy Cranberry Apricot, Organic ****Updated 2/2/09 6pm CST**** Added to recall list: Genisoy Organic Apple Cinnamon Soy Protein Bars Glutino Organic Chocolate & Peanuts Bars Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Trail Mix Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Honey Almond Flax Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Peanut Peanut Butter Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Club Pack Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookies Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookie Club Pack Kashi™ TLC™ Happy Trail Mix Chewy Cookies Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Raisin Flax Chewy Cookies ***Updated 2/2/09 11am CST*** Added to recall list: Detour Bars, several varieties including Runner, Biker and Core Strength. No national distribution. ***Updated 1/31/09 6pm CST*** More products have been added to the recall list. See bottom of this post for the full list. Packaged items added to recall 1/31/09: Barron Specialty Foods’ Thai Curry with Peanuts Seasoning Mix Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Shrimp Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Tofu Gluten Free Café Asian Noodles Bear Naked Appalachian Trail Mix Bulk items added to recall 1/31/09: Milk Chocolate Peanuts Carob Peanuts Chocolate Bridge Mix 5-Grain Granola Yogurt Peanuts Please note: Many manufacturers receive their supply of ingredients from multiple vendors. Therefore, not all products listed below are recalled in total, but rather specific lot or batch numbers made on certain dates. Please link through to our Product Recalls page to get more specifics directly from each manufacturer. Also, the Clifbar, Luna & Mojo items and the Nature’s Path Optimum Energy Bars listed below have been expanded to include additional lot numbers. **Updated 1/30/09 5pm CST** Numerous packaged and bulk products added to recall list at bottom of post. *Updated 1/30/09 4pm CST* Our Private Label Products Not Sourced from PCA Whole Foods Market has determined through the vendors of our private label products that none of these items contain peanuts or peanut butter sourced from the recalled suppliers. You may continue to enjoy:

  • Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Bakehouse Peanut Butter Cookies added 2/3/09
  • 365 Organic Peanut Butter Pretzels
  • Whole Ranch Thai Peanut Marinade
  • 365 Organic Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Organic Organic No Salt Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Organic Organic Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Organic Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Whole Paws Hip & Joint Formula Dog Biscuits
  • Whole Paws Healthy Coat Formula Dog Biscuits
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Mixed Sesame Bar
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Granola Bar
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Cranberry Delight Bar
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Trail Mix Bar
  • 365 Peanuts Roasted & Salted
  • 365 Peanuts in Shell Salted Ballpark
  • 365 Peanuts in Shell Unsalted Ballpark
  • 365 Roasted & Salted Peanuts
  • 365 Peanuts Salted in Shell
  • 365 Peanuts Unsalted in Shell
  • 365 Peanuts Roasted & Salted
  • 365 Cranberry Trail Mix
  • Whole Kitchen Cashew Chicken
  • Whole Kitchen Pad Thai
  • Whole Catch Pad Thai: Shrimp
  • 365 Organic Organic Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 365 Organic Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 365 Organic Organic Peanut Butter Pows
  • 365 Organic Organic Fruit, Chocolate & Nut Mix
  • 365 Organic Roasted Salted Redskin Peanuts
  • 365 Organic Roasted Unsalted Redskin Peanuts
  • 365 Organic Chocolate Banana & Nut Mix
  • 365 Organic Organic Peanut Sauce

Source ingredients for bulk, bakery and prepared foods items are being investigated. You are welcome to return any peanut-containing product to our stores for a full refund. We will provide updates on recalled items from other vendors as we learn of them. -- Original Post 1/29/09 The Peanut Butter Corporation of American (PCA) has now expanded their recall to include all styles of peanuts and peanut products processed in its Blakely, Georgia, facility since January 1, 2007. The recall now includes products that contain: * peanut granules * peanut meal * dry roasted peanuts * oil roasted peanuts * peanut butter * peanut paste This greatly expands the scope of this health issue and every manufacturer of peanut-containing foods, including us, will need to re-examine their products. On their website, the FDA continues to state "Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in grocery stores are not affected by the PCA recall." You are welcome to return any peanut-containing product to our stores for a full refund. We don't have many answers at this point but wanted to make our customers aware of the situation.  Please refer to the FDA's website for more specifics. Please note: While new research is being conducted, we will not be able to answer questions about specific peanut related products. We will provide updates to the situation as they become available. Additionally, our answers to previous comments on our former blog post about the recall are not necessarily accurate any longer given the new developments. As of Thursday, Jan. 29, the following products that we carry have been recalled: Recalled Packaged Products

  • Arico Peanut Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter Cookie Bars added 1/30/09
  • Aurora Caribbean Crunch Grail mix
  • Barron Specialty Foods’ Thai Curry with Peanuts Seasoning Mix added 1/31/09
  • Bear Naked Appalachian Trail Mix added 1/31/09
  • Boston Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies added 2/6/09
  • Boston Cookies Peanut Fudge Brownies added 2/6/09
  • Can Do Kid Chocolate Crunch Bars
  • Can Do Kid Cookies & Cream Bars
  • Chunks of Energy Carob/Hawaiian Spirulina
  • Chunks of Energy High Country Gorp
  • Chunks of Energy Mixed Berry Blast added 2/3/09
  • Chunks of Energy Cranberry Apricot, Organic added 2/3/09
  • Clif 24-count Variety Pack
  • Clif Builder’s Peanut Butter bars
  • Clif Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch bars
  • Clif Crunchy Peanut Butter bars
  • Clif Kid ZBaR Peanut butter bars
  • Clif Kid ZBaR Variety Pack
  • Clif Mini’s Variety Pack
  • Clif Pecan Toffee Buzz bars
  • Cliff Builder’s 18-count Variety Pack
  • Detour Bars, several varieties including Runner, Biker and Core Strength added 2/2/09
  • Earth Island Follow Your Heart Deli Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap added 2/3/09
  • Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter flavor added 2/10/09
  • Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai added 1/31/09
  • Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Shrimp added 1/31/09
  • Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Tofu added 1/31/09
  • Gluten Free Café Asian Noodles added 1/31/09
  • Genisoy Organic Apple Cinnamon Soy Protein Bars added 2/2/09
  • Glutino Organic Chocolate & Peanuts Bars added 2/2/09
  • Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars
  • JamFrakas Peanut Butter BlissCrisp snack bars
  • KA-ME Green Tea Pumpkin Seed Snack Mix added 2/6/09
  • Kariba Farms Thai Peanut NutCrusters Coating Mix added 2/6/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Trail Mix added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Honey Almond Flax added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Peanut Peanut Butter added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Club Pack added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookies added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookie Club Pack added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Happy Trail Mix Chewy Cookies added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Raisin Flax Chewy Cookies added 2/2/09
  • LÄRABAR Peanut Butter Cookie
  • Luna Mini’s Variety Pack
  • Luna Nutz Over Chocolate bars
  • Luna Peanut Butter Cookie bars
  • Marin Carob Energee Nuggets
  • MOJO Dipped Chocolate Peanut bars
  • MOJO Dipped Fruit & Nut bars
  • MOJO Dipped Peanut Butter & Jelly bars
  • MOJO Honey Roasted Peanut bars
  • MOJO Mixed Nuts bars
  • MOJO Mountain Mix bars
  • MOJO Peanut Butter Pretzel bars
  • Nature’s Path Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor bars
  • Pure Butter Crickle, Peanut - Green Gift Box added 2/3/09
  • ReNew Life Formulas Organic Fiber Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate added 2/4/09
  • Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash added 1/30/09
  • Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites added 1/30/09
  • Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios added 1/30/09
  • SunRidge Chocolate Energy Bar (BULK)
  • SunRidge Energy Nuggets
  • SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters added 2/10/09
  • ThinkThin Chocolate Mudslide
  • ThinkThin Dark Chocolate
  • Tofu Energee Nuggets
  • Uncle Eddies Individual Organic Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Uncle Eddies Individual Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Uncle Eddies Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies
  • Whole Foods Carob Energee Nuggets
  • ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter bars
  • ZonePerfect Peanut Toffee bars

Recalled Bulk Products added 1/30/09

  • 5-Grain Granola added 1/31/09
  • Aunt Pattys Trail Mix Org Cascade added 2/4/09
  • Aunt Patty Trail Mix Mt Hood added 2/4/09
  • Athlete's Mix
  • Baja Fiesta Mix
  • Cajun Hots
  • California Supreme Mix
  • Carob Peanuts added 1/31/09
  • Caribbean Crunch Grail Mix added 2/4/09
  • Cascade Trail Mix
  • Chocolate Bridge Mix added 1/31/09
  • Choco Cranberry Crunch Mix
  • Chocolate Cherry Munch Mix
  • Chocolate Peanuts added 1/31/09
  • Goji Berry Bliss Mix
  • Gourmet Trail Mix
  • Master Zen Party Mix
  • Mixed Nuts, Extra Fancy, Jr Mam, Halves, Raw  from assorted vendors
  • Mocha Madness Mix
  • Natural Gourmet Trail Mix
  • Nuts Over Peanut
  • On The Trail Mix
  • Paradise Mix
  • Peanut Butterstock
  • Peanuts Blanched OR/NS  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts Blanched OR/S  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts Raw Blanched  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts, Blanched Virginia  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts, Honey Roasted  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts, Spanish OR/S
  • Pocket of Chocolate Mix
  • Rainbow's End
  • Shelled Peanuts  from assorted vendors
  • Sunglow Snack Mix
  • Sweet Ragin Fire Mix
  • Wasabi Party Mix
  • Wasabi Peanuts
  • Yogurt Passion Mix
  • Yogurt Peanuts added 1/31/09

We will update this as more information becomes available. Remember that this list includes only products that we sell in our stores. We will not list information on products that we do not sell. That information is available on the FDA searchable database and we encourage you to go to their site.