General Mills recalls some granola bars

  • Article by: MIKE HUGHLETT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 9, 2012 - 9:17 PM

General Mills Inc. on Tuesday announced a recall of some Cascadian Farms granola bars because they could contain peanuts from a New Mexico supplier enmeshed in a larger, salmonella-related recall.

Golden Valley-based General Mills voluntarily recalled six-count boxes of its Cascadian Farms Peanut Butter Chewy Granola Bars with the "Better if Used By" dates of Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, 2012. The recall involves about 144,000 boxes of bars nationwide.

The recalled products were made in February, so they may no longer be on store shelves, General Mills said in a statement. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the Cascadian Farms products.

Peanuts used in these bars may have been sourced from Sunland Inc. Peanut butter made by Sunland and sold to grocery chain Trader Joe's has been linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states, mostly in children. One of the cases was in Minnesota.

The outbreak has been associated just with peanut butter, but Sunland has recalled 240 products, and several of Sunland's customers have issued their own recalls.

General Mills also said consumers should dispose of the following Cascadian Farms bars that are past their "Better if Used By" dates: Sweet & Salty Peanut Pretzel and Mixed Nut Granola; Peanut Butter Chip Chewy and Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola; and Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Cranberry Chewy Granola.

Mike Hughlett • 612-673-7003

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