On February 18, 2010, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of all date codes of Fresh & Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. The recalled bars may contain an ingredient that is contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. In others, Salmonella infection can cause abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, and vomiting, and in some cases could lead to arthritis, endocarditis, or arterial infection.
The recall affects Fresh & Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars in a 6-count, 7.4 oz. carton, with barcode #5051379001377. The products were sold in Fresh & Easy stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Customers are advised to return the unused products to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund.