Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes
- Starting date:
- June 5, 2016
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Food Recall Warning
- Microbiological - Listeria
- Hazard classification:
- Class 1
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Atkins Nutritionals Inc.
- Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Saskatchewan
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
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.
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Who is affected
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
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.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC|
|Atkins Day Break||Chocolaty Hazelnut Bar||
(5 x 40 g bars)
2016 OC 23
2016 DE 16
|6 37480 01532 5|
|Atkins Day Break||Cranberry Almond||
(5 x 35 g bars)
2016 MR 28
|6 37480 01568 4|
|Atkins||Chocolaty Chip Granola Bar||
(5 x 48 g bars)
2016 OC 23
|6 37480 35364 9|
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For more information
Atkins Nutritionals Inc.: Customer Service at 1-855-201-4611 (English), 1-336-631-7691 (French) or email@example.com Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
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