On February 19, 2010, Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, CA announced a voluntary recall of certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple, and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars due to a potential for the products to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled granola bars were sold nationwide, with the following lots affected:
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.
Customers are urged to return recalled products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund, and any questions can be directed to the hotline at 1-800-423-4846.