Check Your Pantry for These Recalled Food Items

Recently recalled food items may pose health risks

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Anyssa Garza, PharmD

(RxWiki News) Several food products, including Clif bars and Kashi Granola Bars, are being recalled due to a potential health risk.

That health risk involves ingredients made from sunflower seeds that carry the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can lead to a serious infection. Healthy individuals with an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes may experience high fever, severe headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, stiffness and nausea. In some cases, this infection can be fatal in young children, elderly people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

Currently, the products that have been recalled by their individual companies are:

  • Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars
  • Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter
  • CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bar
  • CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bar
  • CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bar
  • Quaker® Quinoa Granola Bars
  • Windy Acres No Salt Sunflower Seeds
  • Windy Acres Fruity Trail Mix
  • Jungle Jim’s Roast No Salt Sunflower Seeds
  • Sunrich Naturals Sunflower Kernels-Roasted and Salted
  • Sunrich Naturals Sunflower Kernels-Chili Lime
  • Sunrich Naturals Sunflower Kernels-Blazin’ Hot
  • Spitz Salted Sunflower Kernels (Only Available In Canada)
  • Spitz Dill Pickle Sunflower Kernels (Only Available In Canada)
  • Kar’s Sunflower Kernel Roasted and Salted
  • Kar’s Sunflower Kernel Roasted and Salted
  • Planters Sunflower Kernels
  • Navitas Naturals Superfood+ snack bars: Cacao Cranberry, Goji Acai, Hemp Peanut, Maca Maple

If you have any of these products, make sure to check to see which specific packages are being recalled. Each company's recall specifies the packages that have been recalled, determined by the UPC code, size, use-by date, lot number or item number.

This recall may extend to cover additional food items that include ingredients made from sunflower seeds. It is recommended you check for future recalls and recall updates. 

Consumers are encouraged to dispose of or return the recalled items. In most cases, consumers can take them back to the store where they bought them for a refund.

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Review Date: 
June 3, 2016
Last Updated:
June 6, 2016