ucm506296NoGii is voluntarily recalling its Nuts About Berries Paleo Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. “The company has received no reports of illness to date but is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods,” according to the recall notice. “The Nuts About Berries Paleo Bars contain sunflower seeds that were recalled by our supplier, SunOpta, due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.” The recalled Nuts About Berries Paleo Bars have the lot number B.B 03APR17 F3 3375. The lot number can be located on the packaging on the back side of the flap above the nutritional facts. The Nuts About Berries Paleo Bars may have been sold as a single 1.4 oz. (42g) bars with a UPC number of 856513002259 or in a pack of nine with the UPC number of 856513002273. The product was distributed nationwide in the U.S., reaching consumers through retail stores and numerous online websites. NoGii has immediately ceased the production and distribution of its products while the root cause at Sun Opta’s supplier is being investigated. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)