GoMacro brand Everlasting Joy Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips Macrobar recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
June 15, 2017
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Industry
Distribution:
Alberta, Possibly National
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
11512

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 15, 2017 - Industry is recalling Everlasting Joy Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips Macrobar from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

Who is affected

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
GoMacro Everlasting Joy Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips Macrobar 65 g 3525, Best by 1/10/2018
3553, Best by 1/26/2018
8 53555 00668 9

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