Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada, is recalling their ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars because of possible Salmonella contamination. In a press release yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pro-Amino International issued a warning, urging people not to consume these high protein bars, which may contain Salmonella.
Salmonella poses a public health risk and is one of the most common causes of food-born illness. Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the Pro-Amino product subject to this recall should contact their health care provider immediately.Consumers are advised to avoid eating the potentially contaminated High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars and discard the product or return it to the point of sale.
The recalled product has been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia. It was also sold via the Internet. The product being recalled is the ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, sold in 210 gram (7.4 oz.) packages, 7 bars per package, bearing UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B, and Best Before date of 2015-08. At the time of publication there have been no reports of illness from the recalled protein bar.