Clif Bar & Company recalls products due to possible Listeria concerns
Clif Bar & Company is voluntarily recalling specific bars 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 7.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Christopher Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- CLIF BAR Nuts & Seeds energy bar: All pack configurations with "best by" dates from Jun. 8, 2016 through Jan. 21, 2017
- CLIF BAR Sierra Trail Mix energy bar: All pack configurations with "best by" dates from Jun. 5, 2016 through Mar. 24, 2017
- CLIF Mojo Mountain Mix trail mix bar: All pack configurations with "best by" dates from Jun. 16, 2016 through Feb. 2, 2017
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.
Questions about this recall can be directed to the Clif Bar & Company Consumer hotline at 510-596-6659.