Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Starting date:
June 5, 2016
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:
Atkins Nutritionals Inc.
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the product distribution:
Retail
CFIA reference number:
10682

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 5, 2016 - Atkins Nutritionals Inc. is recalling Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating 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 these products.

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. 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
Atkins Day Break Chocolaty Hazelnut Bar 200 g
(5 x 40 g bars)
Best Before
2016 OC 23
K5296 4
and
Best Before
2016 DE 16
K5350 4
6 37480 01532 5
Atkins Day Break Cranberry Almond 175 g
(5 x 35 g bars)
Best Before
2016 MR 28
K6088 2
6 37480 01568 4
Atkins Chocolaty Chip Granola Bar 240 g
(5 x 48 g bars)
Best Before
2016 OC 23
K5296 4
6 37480 35364 9

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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

For more information

Atkins Nutritionals Inc.: Customer Service at 1-855-201-4611 (English), 1-336-631-7691 (French) or atkins@inmar.com Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.