Products affected by this recall include “Yogurt Peanut Crunch” protein bars, which were packaged under the brand name 20/20 Life Styles, lot code B.B. 22JUL17 (means best by July 22, 2017), net weight 2 oz., UPC Code 78571 00052.
The protein bars were sold online and at PRO Sports facilities in Washington (Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle cities) from Aug. 8, 2016 to Mar. 10, 2017, according to an FDA Recall Notice issued Friday.
“E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools,” FDA said. “Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).”
Consumers who purchased any Yogurt Peanut Crunch bars affected by this recall are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
However, at least 23 people in nine states have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 that has been isolated from jars of I.M. Healthy brand soy butter from the SoyNut Butter Co., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Consumers who have eaten the bars and developed symptoms of E. coli should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about potential exposure to the bacteria.
Source: Miami Herald