darkchocolatealmond-boxEarnest Eats has recalled Earnest Eats Dark Chocolate Almond Bars in 6.2 oz. cartons only with the specific lot codes for containing sunflower seeds that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, The pathogen  can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others 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. This recall was initiated when a sunflower seed supplier, SunOpta, notified Earnest Eats of the supplier’s  recall due to the possibility that some sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company has yet to receive any reports of consumers being affected by illness. The following recalled product was distributed nationwide online and to retail stores between March 1 and June 17, 2016, with best before dates indicated below. No other Earnest Eats products are affected: Earnest Eats 6.2 oz. Dark Chocolate Almond Chewy Granola Bars – 5 ct carton Product UPC Codes are:

  • 891048001636 (individual bars sold only in 5-ct carton)
  • 891048001667 (5-ct carton)
  • 891048001674 (12-ct master corrugated case)
  • Best Before Dates 29APR17

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