WASHINGTON, D.C. - GoMacro is recalling some of its Macrobars because they could be contaminated with salmonella.
Macrobars brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646 are being pulled from store shelves. The recalled bars were sold nationwide at Whole Foods as well as on Amazon.com.
Affected MacroBars will be clearly marked as either almond butter + carob with lot numbers 1634 (expiration 10 Mar 15) or 1645 (expiration 18 Mar 15) or sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646 (expiration 18 Mar 15) and in a foil wrapper.
The manufacturer was notified by its supplier of carob powder that one of their customers received a positive test for salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes deadly 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. 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 carob powder supplier has ceased the production and distribution of this product. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.