Tuesday, March 3, 2009

International Peanut Butter Recalls & Notices

Updated March 3, 2009
Original article posted January 23, 2009

The international community is watch the US Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak and peanut butter recalls closely. 

Peanut Corporation of America shipped some of its peanut butter products to customers in Canada, Korea and Haiti. In addition, certain of PCA's commercial customers in the United States exported products containing peanut butter to other countries.

Following is a list of recall notices, alerts and "all clear" reports from countries other than the United States and Canada. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.


Abbott Nutrition has recalled ZonePerfect® Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, ZonePerfect® Peanut Toffee bars and NutriPals™ Peanut Butter Chocolate bars. The nutrition bars were distributed in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore.


The New Zealand Food Safety Authority advises consumers that Abbott Nutrition (Aukland, NZ) has recalled all batches of ZonePerfect Peanut Toffee Bars (50g size). The bars were distributed in supermarkets and specialized nutrition stores throughout New Zealand. No other Abbott products sold in New Zealand are affected.


The Philippines Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) is maintaining a link on is website to the FDA list of recalled products. BFAD has not announced any product recalls in that country as of January 22nd.


The UK Food Standards Agency has issued a Food Alert to UK consumers, with links to the recall lists posted by FDA in the United States, and by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Separately, Lärabar has recalled the following products:

  • Lärabar Peanut Butter Cookie flavour snack bars (51g): Batch code 0807021; Best before 30 June 2009
  • Lärabar Peanut Butter: Batch code 0806202; Best before May 2009
  • Cookie flavour mini snack bars (28g Sample size): Batch code FL; Best before 11 November 2009
Jan 24, 2009: Lärabar extended its UK recall of Lärabar Peanut Butter Cookie flavor snack bars to include all codes, dates and sizes.

Feb 10, 2009: The UK Food Standards Agency has alerted consumers to a recall of the following energy bars, imported from the United States:

  • Clif Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter flavour (68 g): Best before 7NOV2008 to 31DEC2009
  • Luna Nutz over Chocolate flavour (48 g): Best before 2008 OCT28 to 2009DE31

The UK Food Standards Agency has alerted consumers to a recall notice issued by Bounce Snack Foods (UK) Ltd. Bounce Snack has recalled Bounce Premium Protein Balls bearing the Best By dates 10 December 2008, 20 December 2008, 10 January 2009, 11 January 2009, 07 February 2009, 08 February 2009, 18 March 2009, 19 March 2009, 27 March 2009, 24 April 2009, 25 April 2009, and 28 April 2009. On February 27th, Bounce Snack Foods expanded its earlier recall notice to include all Best By dates up to and including 2 November 2009.


The European Food Safety Authority has alerted member countries that some recalled products may have entered the EU consumer distribution network.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has alerted Irish manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers and retailers to the US peanut product recalls.

The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health has warned the public that some US-manufactured peanut butter snack products may be contaminated.


The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has advised the public that no peanut butter or peanut paste from Peanut Corporation of America was shipped directly to customers in Singapore. Nevertheless, AVA warns that some US-made products that contain suspect peanut butter or paste may have entered Singapore. AVA has posted a link to the consolidated recall list posted by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Hong Kong's Centre for Food Safety has advised the public not to consume Health Valley brand Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars (6.1 oz box; UPC #0-35742-15483-4; lot codes 13JUN09, 14JUN09 and 28JUL09), manufactured by Lovin Oven. These granola bars, which were recalled in the United States in response to the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, may have been imported into the Territory.

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has learned that 79 kilograms of contaminated peanut butter was imported into Japan last year. The peanut butter has yet been distributed in Japan. Ministry authorities are checking for any other recalled product that may have entered the country.

Vietnam: The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health has warned consumers to avoid eating an imported peanut butter (brand not named), identified by batch codes 03FEB9B and 29APR09B. The peanut butter was imported into Vietnam by An Nam Food Company.


Brown & Haley
Brown & Haley has recalled the following products, distributed internationally as indicated.

  • Brown & Haley Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA Gift Box (300 g): UPC #0 41770-01080 6; Sold only in China
  • Brown & Haley Assorted ROCA (containing Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA) Gift Box (560 g): UPC #0 41770-03280 8; Sold only in Hong Kong, China and Australia
According to the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety, the 560g Gift Box was on sale in Mannings during the Chinese New Year period. In addition, CFS reports that the following Brown & Haley product was available in Circle K and Vango convenience stores.

  • Brown & Haley Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA (1.2 oz, 3-piece): UPC #0 41770-06170 9 and #41770-06179 2


LesserEvil Brand Snack Co.
LesserEvil has recalled all lot codes of LesserEvil Peanut Butter And Choco Kettle Corn, packaged in a 3.65 oz bag in a box. The snack is sold through distributors to grocery and specialty stores across the United States. It also is included in some gift baskets and can be purchased over the Internet. LesserEvil also exports this product to Canada and Japan.

The recalled Kettle Corn can be identified in the United States and Japan by UPC #180999000356; the product exported to Canada is sold under UPC #180999000516.


Aurora Products, Inc.
Aurora has recalled the following products, bearing a Best if Used by date of 10/1/2007 through 10/28/2009, and distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Bermuda.

  • Peanuts, Roasted Salted (10 oz Plastic Cup): UPC # 65585200090; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Peanuts, Roasted Salted (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Peanuts, Roasted Salted (3 oz Mini Cup): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Peanuts, Roasted Un Salted (10 0z Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200088; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Peanuts, Roasted Un Salted (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Salted (4.5 oz Mini Cup): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Salted (5 oz Mini Cup): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts, Salted, (5 oz Pouch): UPC #65585200252; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Salted (9 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200084; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Salted (20 oz Family Tub): UPC #65585200340; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Salted (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Un Salted (9 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200243; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Mixed Nuts Un Salted (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Health Trail Mix (3 oz Mini Cup): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Health Trail Mix (4.5 oz Pouch): UPC#65585200206; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Health Trail Mix (9.25 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200288; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Health Trail Mix (21 oz Family Tub): UPC #65585200585; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Health Trail Mix (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Hikers Trail Mix (9.5 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200150; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Hikers Trail Mix (Bulk Plastic Cup): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Honey Nut with Soy (3 oz Mini Cup): UPC #65585200538; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Honey Nut with Soy (9.5 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200395; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Cranberry Honey Nut with Soy (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Berry Nutty Trail Mix (10 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200161; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Raisin Nut Party Trail Mix (11 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200094; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Raisin Nut Party Trail Mix (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Caribbean Crunch Grail Mix (17.5 oz Plastic Cup): UPC #65585200474; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09
  • Caribbean Crunch Grail Mix (Bulk): No UPC; Best if Used by 10/1/2007 to 10/28/09


In-Room Plus, Inc. / In-Room West, Inc.
In-Room has recalled the following Honey Roasted Peanuts and Hot Cajun Mix products, distributed to hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Seychelles, Cayman Islands, St. Johns, St. Martin, Aruba and Grand Cayman.

  • Banana Moon Small Honey Roasted Peanuts (4.5 oz): Item #BMS-PEANUHR-048; UPC # 18966 11223; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Feb 10, 2010
  • Banana Moon Tall Honey Roasted Peanuts (6.0 oz): Item #BMT-PEANUHR-048; UPC # 18966 99998; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Feb 10, 2010
  • Medium Flint Jar Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.5oz): Item #LOG-FLMPEAN-024; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Tall Flint Jar Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.5oz): Item #LOG-FLTHRNUT24; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Classic Jar Honey Roasted Peanuts (3.75oz): Item #LOG-CLAHRPE-048; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Geometric Container Honey Roasted Peanuts (4.3oz): Item #GEO-MCHRPNUT-48; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Small Cello Bag Honey Roasted Peanuts (1.5oz): Item #LOG-CESMHRPN-36; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Large Cello Bag Honey Roasted Peanuts (3.0oz): Item #LOG-CEIRPEC-024; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Round Solid Tin Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.0oz): Item #TIN-RSM-HRPNUTS; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Round Window Tin Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.1oz): Item #TIN-RWM-HRPEANU; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Square Window Tin Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.1oz): Item #TIN-SWM-HRPNUTS; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Smart Jar Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.2oz): Item #LOG-SMRTHRP-024; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Wire Jar Honey Roasted Peanuts (5.25oz): Item #LOG-WIREHRP-024; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Dec 10, 2009
  • Box Hot Cajun Mix (3.5oz): Item #BOX-WCCAJUNMX48; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- Aug 30, 2009
  • Banana Moon Small Hot Cajun Mix (3.0 oz): Item #BMS-HOTCAJUN-048; UPC # 18966 12345; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- May 31, 2010
  • Banana Moon Tall Hot Cajun Mix (4.0 oz): Item #BMT-HOTCAJUN-048; UPC # 18966 34321; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- May 31, 2010
  • Round Window Tin Hot Cajun Mix (3.8oz): Item #TIN-RWMHOTCAJU; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- May 30, 2009
  • Square Window Tin Hot Cajun Mix (3.8oz): Item #TIN-SWMHOTCAJU; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- May 30, 2009
  • Tall Flint Jar Hot Cajun Mix (3.3oz): Item #LOG-FLTHOCA-024; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- May 30, 2009
  • Hot Cajun Mix Bulk (12lbs): Item #SNK-HOTCABK-012; No UPC; Exp. Feb 01, 2009- May 30, 2009

Madelaine Chocolate Novelties, Inc.
Madelaine has recalled the following panned chocolate products – distributed under the Madelaine brand and as "private label" products – through wholesalers and distributors across the United States and Canada, as well as in Mexico, Europe, and Asia. The recalled items were available for retail purchase between January 1, 2007 and February 3, 2009.

  • BRIDGE MIX (10 LBS): Item #7103; UPC #1005274507103 3
  • NSA MILK CHOC PEANUTS (10 LBS): Item #7104; UPC #1000060951054 2
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUTS (10 LBS): Item #F5100; UPC #1000060951000 6
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUTS (10 LBS): Item #F5100GOR; No UPC Code
  • HAMILTON CHOC PEANUTS (25 LBS): Item #F5100HM; UPC #1000060951000 6
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUTS-ULTRA (10 LBS): Item #F5100U; UPC #1000060951000 6
  • DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUTS (10 LBS): Item #F5101; UPC #1000060951010 5
  • NSA-MILK CHOC PEANUTS (10 LBS): Item #F5104; UPC #1000060951040 2
  • NSA-BRIDGE MIX (10 LBS): Item #F59940; UPC #1000060959940 7
  • NSA-BRIDGE MIX GIFT BAG (8 oz): Item #F59943; UPC #1000060959943 1
  • NSA BRIDGE MIX SNACK BOX (3 oz): Item #F59945; UPC #1000060959945 5
  • PREMIUM BRIDGE MIX (10 LBS): Item #F5999; UPC #1000060959990 2
  • PREMIUM BRIDGE MIX G/BOX (12 oz): Item #F59991; UPC #1000060959991 2
  • PREMIUM BRIDGE MIX BAG (8 oz): Item #F59993; UPC #1000060959993 6
  • PREMIUM BRIDGE MIX-SNACK (3 oz): F59995; UPC #1000060959995 0
  • BRIDGE MIX (2 lb): Item #F5999ART; No UPC
  • HAMILTON BRIDGE MIX (25 LBS): Item #F5999MF; UPC #1000060959990 2
  • BRIDGE MIX/25 LBS-ULTRA (25 LBS): Item #F5999SPU; UPC #1000060959990 2
  • BRIDGE MIX-ULTRA (10 LBS): Item #F5999U; UPC #1000060959990 2


Melaleuca, Inc.
Melaleuca has recalled the following products, distributed across the United States and to Canada and the UK via mail order and direct delivery.

  • Attain Nutrition Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor (6 x 1.59 oz/45g bars per box): SKU #8892; Lot #3557, 0888, 1968, 2538, 2548, 3378, 3388 and 0388
  • ProFlex15 Protein Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor (10 x 1.94 oz/55g bars per box): SKU #8658; Lot #F7052, F7062, I7002 and I7012
  • ProFlex20 Protein Bars Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor (10 x 2.3 oz/65g bars per box): SKU #4860; Lot #F7082P and F7092P


Natural Organics, Inc.
Natural Organics has recalled the following nutritional bar products, distributed across the United States and in Aruba, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

  • Nature’s Plus Skinny Mini Double Chocolate Fudge Crunch Bar (50g): Product No. 44331; UPC Code 097467443310; Lots 1153613, 1173186, 1181441
  • Nature’s Plus Skinny Mini Chocolate Covered Cherry Bar (50g): Product No. 44332; UPC Code 097467443327; Lots 1174713, 1186210
  • Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Banana All Natural Yogurt Coated Bar (39g): Product No. 45596; UPC Code 097467455962; Lots 1163899, 1185078
  • Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Chocolate All Natural Carob Coated Bar (39g): Product No. 45592; UPC Code 097467455924; Lot 1169403
  • Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Double Fudge Crunch All Natural Carob Coated Bar (40g): Product No. 5609; UPC Code 097467056091; Lot 1171851
  • Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl All Natural Carob Coated Bar (39g): Product No. 45601; UPC Code 097467456013; Lots 1163903, 1179590
  • Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Original All Natural Carob Coated Bar (39g): Product No. 4559; UPC Code 097467045590; Lots 1157500, 1174141, 1180219, 1186714
  • Nature’s Plus Ultra Energy Bar Exotic Berry Crunch (60g): Product No. 99617; UPC Code 097467996175; Lots 1161548, 1169238, 1175266, 1178705, 1181440, 1185253, 1188985
  • Nature’s Plus Ultra Energy Bar Chocolate Peanut Crunch (60g): Product No. 99616; UPC Code 097467996168; Lots 1158975, 1165915, 1171808, 1175540, 1178890, 1181156, 1184525, 1186211
  • Nature’s Plus Skinny Mini (20oz Power Shaker Cup – Promotional Item #U94330, UK Version Only): UPC Code 097467943308; Lot Number 1175221; Containing the following bar and lot number: Nature’s Plus Skinny Mini Double Chocolate Fudge Crunch Bar (50g); Consumer Product No. 44331; UPC Code 097467443310; Lot Number 1173186.
  • Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein (20oz Power Shaker Cup – Promotional Item #U99309, UK Version Only): UPC Code 097467993099; Lot Numbers 1188890, 1186842, 1186142, 1185568, 1183710, 1188448, 1180098, 1178506, 1177186, 1175761, 1173581, 1172813, 1167405, 1164323; Containing the following respective bar and lot numbers: Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein Original All Natural Carob Coated Bar (39g), Consumer Product No. 4559, UPC Code 097467045590, Lot Numbers 1186714, 1180219, 1180219, 1180219, 1180219, 1174141, 1174141, 1174141, 1174141, 1157500, 1157500, 1157500, 1157500


Rich Ice Cream Company
Rich Ice Cream has recalled the following Rich's Nutty Sundae Cone ice cream, distributed in Alabama, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Bahamas and Barbados.

  • Rich's Nutty Sundae Cone (bulk packages of 24 cones): UPC #75455-42000 printed on individual packages; Sold to consumers in individual 3 fl. oz. cone-shaped package

Rich Ice Cream also has recalled all lots of the following product, distributed in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Barbados and the Bahamas.

  • Rich's Candy Bar Avalanche (bulk packages of 12): UPC # 75455-34100 printed on individual packages; Sold to consumers in individual 10 fl. oz. ice cream cups


Southwest Specialty Food Inc.
Southwest Specialty is recalling the following products, distributed in retail stores in Canada, Japan, the UK and across the United States.

  • Ass Kickin' Honey Roasted Peanuts (12 oz cans & 1 oz bags): Item #AK744; UPC #089382113300; Lot codes 23304, 26207, 30207, 30307, 34807, 05008, 08608, 13408, 21408, 27408, 01309; AK763 - Best Before Dates 092809, 121409, 121709, 052710, 081110, 081310, 111909
  • Ass Kickin' Chipotle Honey Peanuts (12 oz cans & 1 oz bags): Item #AK767; UPC #089382 115465; Lot codes 18307, 18407, 32507, 00808, 08508, 27708, 01409; AK772 - Best Before Dates 031010, 033110, 070710, 100310, 010711

3 comments:

  1. Phyllis - just wanted to say thank you for your blog - you are my go-to gal when I want to know what to avoid, or what's been recalled! You are doing a great public service and I appreciate it!

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  2. Hi Bag Lady

    Thanks for those kind words. I'm still catching up on all the PB recalls. Hope to be current by the end of today.

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