LIN-MAR PARTNERS, INC of Austin, Texas is recalling two varieties of Longhorn Bars: Roasted Peanut with Chocolate Energy Bars and Peanut Butter Trail Mix Protein Bars 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 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.
This recall was initiated because these products were made using peanuts from Sunland Inc. which has issued an expanded recall of the peanuts used in these products.
These products were distributed in Texas through Randall’s, Tom Thumb, HEB, University of Texas Coop, and Academy retail stores. The products have been on the market for 11 months. The products are in packaging labeled as Longhorn Bars and have a picture of roasted peanuts and chocolate or peanuts and trail mix on the packaging. The UPC code for the Roasted Peanut Energy Bar is 8-57087-00301-7 and best by date of 11/10/12. The UPC code for the Peanut Butter Trail Mix Protein Bar is 8-57087-00303-1 and best by date of 11/11/12. These codes are printed on the back of the products.
No complaints of illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers are urged not consume the product and to return the bars to the place where they purchased them for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-512-561-5000 between 8 am and 5 pm CST.