SAN ANTONIO – The FDA is urging consumers to check their pantries after Clif Bar, General Mills and Kashi recalled various energy, protein and nut bars over listeria concerns.
Clif Bar and Company issued a voluntary recall of three flavors: Clif Bar Nuts and Seeds energy bar, Sierra Trail Mix energy bar and Mojo Mountain Mix trail mix bar.
The bars were recalled after the company found an ingredient supplier, SunOpta, distributed sunflower kernels that are potentially contaminated with listeria, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
For more details: http://www.clifbar.com/060216. Consumers can also call 1-888-851-8456.
SunOpta also distributed ingredients to General Mills and Kashi, prompting those companies to issue recalls as well.
General Mills recalled four flavors of Nature Valley bars: Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar - Honey, Peanut and Almond with Pumpkin Seeds; Protein Chewy Bar - Peanut, Almond and Dark Chocolate; Simple Nut Bar - Almond, Cashew and Sea Salt and Simple Nut Bar - Roasted Peanut and Honey.
Consumers can contact General Mills at 1-866-896-4365 for a replacement product.
Kashi also recalled some granola bars and some Bear Naked granola due to potential health risk related to the sunflower seeds.
Recalled are Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars and Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter.
Additional information is available on Kashi’s website or by calling 1-877-747-2467.
None of the companies has received any reports of illness related to the products.