June 27, 2016 — The FDA has announced a recall for Nature Valley granola bars that may contain Listeria-tainted sunflower seeds.
No illnesses have been confirmed. On June 2, General Mills initiated the recall for the following products:
- Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar – Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds (UPC: 000-16000-47196)
- Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar-Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate (UPC: 000-16000-45724)
- Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt (UPC: 000-16000-46474 — UPC: 000-16000-41301)
- Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey (UPC: 000-16000-46475 — UPC: 000-16000-41308)/li>
The recalled Nature Valley granola bars contain sunflower seeds that were distributed by SunOpta. After the company issued several expanded recalls, over 100 products were recalled — including Clif Bars and granola bars made by Kashi, Kellogg, and Quaker Oats.
The FDA recommends:
“Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the products affected by this recall, regardless of when they were purchased or what date is on the package.”
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal food poisoning, especially in people with vulnerable immune systems. In pregnant women, infection can cause stillbirth or miscarriage. The symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
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