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Canadian-Made Protein Chocolate Bars Recalled for Salmonella

Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada Monday recalled its ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars for possible Salmonella contamination.

It’s too early to know if there are any illnesses associated with this recall.

Salmonella is a public health risk and is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

The recalled Chocolate Dream Bars were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia. They were also sold via the Internet.

Consumers should avoid eating the potentially contaminated High Protein Chocolate Dream Bars and discard the product or return it to the point of sale.

The product 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.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pro-Amino International are warning people not to consume these high protein bars, which may contain Salmonella.
Salmonella in rare instances can cause arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Anyone exhibiting these signs after having contact with the Pro-Amino product subject to this recall should contact their health care provider immediately.

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