Atkins recalls Day Break Peanut Butter Crisp Bars
Atkins Nutritionals Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Day Break Peanut Butter Crisp Bar products after an ingredient supplier distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 6.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall notice to all its stores, said Richard Stith, the lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
"We have learned that the commissary carries one of the products listed in the recall," Stith said. "The stores are currently pulling those items from the shelves." DeCA food safety officials are monitoring this recall for any updates.
The following product is affected by this recall:
- Day Break Peanut Butter Crisp Bar, 5 pack: UPC 637480055024 with the following lot codes and "best by" dates found printed on the top of the box:
- Lot code: K52732 with "best by" date of Sep. 30, 2016
- Lot code: K52742 with "best by" date of Oct. 1, 2016
- Lot code: K61192 with "best by" date of Apr. 29, 2017
- Lot code: K61202 with "best by" date of Apr. 30, 2017
The Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
For additional information and a full list of products affected by this recall, visit the Food and Drug Administration website at fda.gov.