Select packages of Nature Valley bars were recalled voluntarily by processor General Mills due to potential listeria contamination.
The brands involved in the recall include Valley Protein Chew Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars, according to the Knoxville New Sentinel
The recall is part of an ongoing national recall issued by sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta.
No confirmed illness have been reported, according to WPTV
The products involved in the recall were distributed nationwide, and General Mills recommends that consumers discard any of the products included in the recall regardless of the date, Food Safety News reported
. Replacements are available by calling 866-896-4365.
Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea, and is potentially deadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
. It can be more serious for older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and those with weakened immune systems.
Products involved in the recall are as follows:
Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar -Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds - 5 count, Package UPC: 000-16000-47196
Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar-Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate - 5 count, Package UPC: 000-16000-45724
Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar - Roasted Peanut & Honey - 4 count, Package UPC: 000-16000-46475
Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar - Roasted Peanut & Honey - 16 count, Package UPC: 000-16000-41308
Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt - 4 count, Package UPC: 000-16000-46474
Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar - Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt - 25 count, Package UPC: 000-16000-41301
Further details are available on the General Mills website
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