CLIF, Nature Valley Bars recalled for listeria concerns

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(WTNH) – Select CLIF Bars and Nature Valley Bars have been recalled due to listeria concerns.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Clif Bar & Company have issued a voluntary recall of its CLIF Bar Nuts & Seed energy bars, Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and CLIF Mojo Mountain Mix trail mix bars. The recall was initiated after its ingredient supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The FDA lists the following flavors and criteria that 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

General Mills has also recalled its Protein Chewy Bar and two flavors of its Simple Nut Bar:

  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar – Peanut/Almond/Dark Chocolate, 7.1 oz. (5 ct), UPC 1600045724
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond/Cashew/Sea Salt, 4.68 oz. (4 ct), UPC 1600046474
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey, 4.68 oz. (4 ct), UPC 1600046475


Officials say that neither Clif Bar or Nature Valley have received any reports of illness; however the recalls are being initiation in caution.

According to the FDA, 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. Healthy individuals may also suffer with only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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