Wild Blue Yonder Foods Issues Recall for Chappaqua Crunch Granola with Blueberries and Bananas Because of Possible Health Risk

Wild Blue Yonder Foods Issues Recall for Chappaqua Crunch Granola with Blueberries and Bananas Because of Possible Health Risk

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Wild Blue Yonder Foods Issues Recall for Chappaqua Crunch Granola with Blueberries and Bananas Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2016
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WBY Foods
1-800-488-4602

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WBY Foods of Marblehead, MA, is recalling its Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries & Bananas, in 13 ounce packages, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 withSalmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. 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.
The recalled pouches of Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries & Bananas were distributed in retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, No. Carolina, So. Carolina, Georgia and Florida in retail stores and through mail order.
The product comes in a 13 ounce clear plastic pouch and marked with best by dates on the back. The recall includes best by dates beginning with Feb. 5, 2016 and ending with May 31, 2016.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after our supplier informed us that the bananas in the granola may be contaminated with Salmonella. At that time, the recalled ingredient had been used in production.
Consumers who have purchased 13 ounce packages of Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries & Bananas are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-488-4602, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, EST.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm486927.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.