Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Salmonella Energy Bar

On Saturday I went for a 60 mile bike ride through Napa and fueled up on a Clif Bar that contained peanut butter. On Monday, Clif Bar & Company announced a voluntary nationwide recall of Clif and Luna branded bars that contain peanut butter. That’s not quite the energy jolt that I was looking for when I scarfed down that Clif Bar.

The peanut butter salmonella connection continues to grow daily and the list of possibly contaminated food is getting bigger. The FDA has put up a searchable product recall database that includes food recalls since January 2009 related to peanut butter and peanut paste recalled by Peanut Corporation of America. It’s a great resource. Check it out before you choose the energy bar you’re going take on your next bike ride.