Stop & Shop alerts customers to voluntary recall of Creative Energy Foods' Crunch® thinkThin Nutrition Bars

Oct 15, 2012, 15:24 ET from The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC, following a recall by Creative Energy Foods, Inc., announced it removed from sale several varieties of its Crunch® thinkThin line of nutrition bars due to possible salmonella contamination in the nuts.

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The following products are included in this recall:

  • thinkThin Crunch ®  Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670840, 1.41 oz., with all best by dates prior to 07/09/13
  • thinkThin Crunch ® White Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670861, 1.41 oz., with all best by dates prior to 06/22/13
  • thinkThin Crunch ® Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670843, 1.41 oz., with all best by dates prior to 07/18/13
  • thinkThin Crunch ® Caramel Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts Bar, UPC 75365670879, 1.41 oz., with all best by dates prior to 07/13/13

To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Creative Energy Foods at 510-567-1200, ext. #1. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at (800) 767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at

About Stop & Shop  
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit

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