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Mon, January 19 2009 - Clif Bar & Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of CLIF® and LUNA® Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

BERKELEY, Calif., January 19, 2009 – Clif Bar & Company today announced a voluntary recall of CLIF® and LUNA® branded bars that contain peanut butter because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products contain peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

In the U.S., the following Clif Bar & Company products with “Best By/Sell By” dates ranging as shown below, in all sizes and packages, are included in the recall:

CLIF BAR Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch
BEST BY/SELL BY:
       21JUN09 to 01OCT09 and
       03NOV09 to 28NOV09
CLIF BAR Crunchy Peanut Butter
BEST BY/SELL BY:
       21JUN09 to 01OCT09 and
       03NOV09 to 28NOV09
CLIF BAR Peanut Toffee Buzz
BEST BY/SELL BY:
       13SEP09
CLIF Builder’s Peanut Butter
SELL BY:
       19JUL09 to 30SEP09 and
       05NOV09 to 18NOV09
CLIF Kid Organic ZBaR Peanut Butter
BEST BY:
       07JUL09 to 05SEP09 and
       12NOV09
LUNA Nutz Over Chocolate
BEST BY:
       29JUL09 to 03OCT09 and
       11NOV09 to 14NOV09
LUNA Peanut Butter Cookie
BEST BY:
       02OCT09 to 03OCT09 and
       11NOV09 to 14NOV09
MOJO Honey Roasted Peanut
BEST BY:
       30APR09 to 21JUN09
MOJO Mixed Nuts
BEST BY:
       30APR09 to 21JUN09
MOJO Mountain Mix
BEST BY:
       30APR09 to 21JUN09
MOJO Peanut Butter Pretzel
BEST BY:
       30APR09 to 21JUN09
MOJO Dipped Chocolate Peanut
BEST BY:
       30APR09 - 21JUN09
MOJO Dipped Peanut Butter and Jelly
BEST BY:
       30APR09 - 21JUN09
MOJO Dipped Fruit and Nut
BEST BY:
       30APR09 - 21JUN09

These products were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail stores throughout the United States.

No other CLIF or LUNA products or flavors are included in this United States recall.

Salmonella is 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/ or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them but retain the “Best By/Sell By” code found on the back of the package. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact Clif Bar & Company at 1-800-CLIFBAR (1-800-254-3227). Details also can be found at www.clifbar.com.

“With an abundance of caution and given the FDA’s ongoing investigation of PCA, we’re doing all we can to ensure consumer safety and trust,” said Gary Erickson, owner and founder of Clif Bar & Company.

About Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company (http://www.clifbar.com) is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks, including the CLIF® BAR energy bar and LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®. Focused on great food and sustainability, Clif Bar & Company works diligently to reduce its footprint on the planet from the field to the final product.

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CANADA

Clif Bar & Company Announces Voluntary Recall of CLIF® Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk

BERKELEY, Calif., January 19, 2009 – Clif Bar & Company today announced a voluntary recall of CLIF® branded bars that contain peanut butter because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products contain peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

The following four CLIF products distributed in Canada with “Expiry Date/Date d’Expiration” dates and/or ranges of dates as shown below, in all sizes and packages, are included in the recall:

CLIF® BAR Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch / Brisures de Chocolat aux Arachides Croquants
EXPIRY DATE/DATE D’EXPIRATION:
       2009SE07
CLIF BAR Crunchy Peanut Butter / Beurre d’ Arachide Croquant
EXPIRY DATE/DATE D’EXPIRATION:
       2009SE06 to 2009SE11 and
       2009NO13
CLIF® BAR Peanut Toffee Buzz® / Toffee et Arachides
EXPIRY DATE/DATE D’EXPIRATION:
       2009SE12
CLIF Builder’s Peanut Butter / Beurre d’Arachide
EXPIRY DATE/DATE D’EXPIRATION:
       2009JU20 and
       2009AU20

These products were sold in grocery, warehouse and other retail stores throughout Canada.

No other CLIF or LUNA products or flavors are included in this recall in Canada.

Salmonella is 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at www.clifbar.com
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“With an abundance of caution and given the FDA’s ongoing investigation of PCA, we’re doing all we can to ensure consumer safety and trust,” said Gary Erickson, owner and founder of Clif Bar & Company.

About Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company (www.clifbar.com) is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks, including the CLIF® BAR energy bar and LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®. Focused on great food and sustainability, Clif Bar & Company works diligently to reduce its footprint on the planet from the field to the final product.

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