Clif Bar issues recall over listeria concerns

(WCBD) — Clif Bar is recalling three of its flavors after its ingredient supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with listeria.

The three products being recalled include CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bars, CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bars, which are all sold nationally.

Flavors are affected by the recall:

  • CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bar all pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 08JUN16 through 21JAN17
  • CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bar all pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 05JUN16 through 24MAR17
  • CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bar all pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 16JUN16 through 02FEB17

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

People who have purchased any of the above products are urged to throw them away.

All retailers who received the products are being contacted.

Clif Bar is consulting with the FDA on this voluntary recall.

Clif Bar has not received any reports of illness, but is initiating the voluntary recall as caution. No other products or flavors are affected.

 

 

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