Nature Valley bars recalled over possible listeria contamination

General Mills issued a voluntary recall for four flavors of its Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars over possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall is part of sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta’s ongoing national recall.

The flavors affected by the recall are Honey and Almond with Pumpkin Seeds; Peanut, Almond and Dark Chocolate; Roasted Peanut and Honey and Almond, Cashew and Sea Salt.

The full list of Nature Valley products affected includes:

  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar -Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds – 5 count - Package UPC: 000-16000-47196
  • Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar-Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate – 5 count - Package UPC: 000-16000-45724
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey – 4 count - Package UPC: 000-16000-46475
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey – 16 count - Package UPC: 000-16000-41308
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt – 4 count - Package UPC: 000-16000-46474
  • Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar-Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt – 25 count - Package UPC: 000-16000-41301

According to the FDA, Listeria exposure usually causes mild symptoms in healthy individuals, but infection can lead to serious illness in people who are young, elderly or immunosuppressed.

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