Just in case anyone is using these.... I found this on Yahoo today.
Metabolife International is voluntarily recalling its
nationally distributed energy bars that may contain toxic levels of
vitamin A, the company announced Tuesday.
The recall involves 1.5 million Metabolife Diet & Energy Bars made
Dec. 25 through May 4.
San Diego-based Metabolife said the excessive amounts of vitamin A
were discovered during recent routine sampling. The company
reported its tests to the contract manufacturer, which confirmed the
results, and then contacted the Food and Drug Administration (news -
The bars contain about 32,500 International Units or IUs of vitamin A. According to Metabolife, vitamin A levels above 25,000 IU can cause
severe liver damage, bone and cartilage abnormalities, increased
pressure in the brain and birth defects.
No illnesses have been associated with the product so far, but it poses
special risk to pregnant women and people with liver disease or viral
hepatitis. Women who are breast-feeding children could also pass
excessive vitamin A through their milk.
The bars were made by Fairfield-based MLO Products, which makes
nutritional products and supplements. Company president Mel
Williamson said a ``transposition error'' involving a misplaced decimal
resulted in too much vitamin A being added to the energy bar mix.
The bars have a red label and come in the varieties: Outrageous
Oatmeal Raisin, Perfectly Peanut, Downright Chocolate and Lemony
Consumers can get more information by calling Metabolife at