Post recalls Great Grains cereal
Post Consumer Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Great Grains cereal after an ingredient supplier distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency's food safety office.
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 Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.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 product is affected by this recall:
- Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds Cereal, 13.5 ounces: UPC 884912004560 with the following "best when used by" dates found printed on the top of the box:
- Aug. 14, 2016
- Aug. 15, 2016
- Aug. 16, 2016
- Aug. 17, 2016
- Nov. 9, 2016
- Nov. 10, 2016
- Nov. 11, 2016
- Nov. 12, 2016
- Feb. 18, 2017
- Feb. 19, 2017
No other Post products are affected by this recall.
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 Post Consumer Brands at 1-800-431-7678 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.