Tons of Granola and Protein Bars Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
Bad news for grab-and-go bar enthusiasts: In the past few days, five companies — Clif Bar, Kashi, Nature Valley, Quaker Oats and Navitas Naturals — have recalled a slew of granola and protein bars due to potential listeria contamination. The recall comes after SunOpta, a company that provides sunflower kernels to the companies mentioned above, issued a recall for a portion of their sunflower kernels due to potential listeria contamination.
When it comes to the bars affected by the recall, Clif Bar has recalled three of their flavors (the two flavors shown in the photo above along with their Mojo Mountain Mix Trail Bar); you can find the list of “best by” dates to look for here. Kashi has recalled their Bear Naked Soft-Baked Granola Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter and their Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars; see the “best by” dates to look for here. Nature Valley has recalled four flavors of bars: their Protein Chewy Bars in Honey, Almond and Pumpkin Seed and Peanut Almond and Dark Chocolate, along with their Simple Nut Bars in Roasted Peanut and Honey, and Almond, Cashew and Sea Salt flavors; find the UPC codes to look for here. Quaker Oats has expanded the recall they announced a few weeks ago to include all of their Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars. Navitas Naturals has recalled four flavors of bars: Cacao Cranberry, Goji Acai, Hemp Peanut and Maca Maple; see the “best by” dates to look for here.
If you find you have a box of one of the recalled products, all of the companies suggest consumers throw any of the products away immediately. And note: Naturally, the sunflower recall has also affected packaged sunflower seeds, too. You can find lists of the sunflower seed brand names affected here and here.
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