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Published On: Tue, Mar 5th, 2013

Canada: Chocolate protein bars recalled due to salmonella risk

Saint-Eustache, QC nutritional supplement company, Pro-Amino International Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of one of it’s protein bar products because of the potential for salmonella contamintion, according to a  Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) health hazard alert yesterday.

Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar  Image/CFIA

Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar
Image/CFIA

The affected product,  Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, is sold in packages of seven bars with a Product Code of CR 18 13B, UPC of 6 21498 42238 1 and a Best Before Date of 2015-08.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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