If you regularly snack on energy bars, then you’ll want to make sure you pay attention to the latest recall of Clif, Kashi, and Nature Valley products. There is a risk that you could be consuming listeria if you bite into the wrong ones.
The recall of Cliff, Kashi, and Nature Valley bars includes several different products and lots, so it’s a good idea to check the ones you’ve purchased against those involved in the recall, just to be safe.
The voluntary recall of Cliff, Kashi, and Nature Valley energy bars was recently announced by the FDA due to the fact that the products may indeed have been contaminated with listeria bacteria. This recall includes three different popular flavors and could lead to listeriosis if the bacteria is ingested.
Listeriosis is a condition that occurs from listeria infection and that presents with flu-like symptoms such as an upset stomach and body aches. Those experiencing this infection could also suffer from mental confusion, stiff neck, loss of balance, headache and even convulsions. This is because listeriosis could potentially develop into encephalitis or fatal meningitis in the worst possible cases.
It is precisely because of these risks that the recall is being taken very seriously. The reason that three different brands of product have been affected by this risk of listeria contamination is that Kashi, Clif Bar & Company and Nature Valley all receive sunflower seeds from the same supplier: SunOpta. It is the sunflower seeds that are potentially contaminated.
Among the flavors that have been recalled include: