Sunflower kernel recall impacts Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars & Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars
General Mills announced today a voluntary national (sic) recall of four specific flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars. The recall is being issued as part of sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta’s ongoing national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this supplier issue.
The four flavors of Nature Valley bars that are part of the recall were distributed to retail establishments throughout the United States. Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the products affected by this recall, regardless of when they were purchased or what date is on the package.
Consumers who have had to discard products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-866-896-4365 for a replacement.
This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products. Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.
“We know this is inconvenient for consumers who love these four flavors,” said Anton Vincent, President of General Mills Snacks Division. “We promise they will return as soon as it is safe to do so.”
Other General Mills products that use sunflower kernels have not been impacted. SunOpta announced the expansion of their sunflower kernel recall yesterday (June 1, 2016) which impacted these four specific flavors of Nature Valley bars.
This voluntary recall includes the following products currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:
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
Please follow the above link to see all of the flavors involved in this recall. Two of them are chocolate even though our image only shows one of these!
IKEA N.A. Services, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Almond, Hazelnut in the CHOKLAD MORK and CHOKLAD MORK 70% Dark Chocolate Bars, Net Wt. 3.5 oz.
IKEA recalls CHOKLAD MÖRK UPC Code 100293927003 and CHOKLAD MÖRK 70% UPC Code 1203080940009 Dark Chocolate Bars, Net Wt. 3.5 oz. are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and Almonds.
All Best Before Dates Of CHOKLAND MÖRK and CHOKLAND MÖRK 70% are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and Almond.
IKEA had samples of the dark chocolate bars analyzed and found them to contain milk, hazelnut and almond. Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate.
Products have been distributed Nationwide at IKEA retail stores and sold individually. There has been no complaints or reported incidents in the United States to date. IKEA of Sweden has had one reported complaint in Japan. The dark chocolate bars do carry an advisory statement, which identifies that the dark chocolate may contain milk and tree nuts.
Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund, proof of purchase is not required. If you have any questions or concerns please call Customer Service toll free (24/7) at 1-888-966-4532 or IKEA.
Eastland Food Corp. (Columbia, Maryland) is announcing a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of Euro Custard Cake because it contains an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected Euro Custard Cake.
The impacted product is Euro Custard Cake with a best before of 5/25/2017 (UPC 8373724304), which consists of 12 cakes packaged together into a box (net quantity 7.20oz, 204g). The recalled product was distributed in Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. No other states have been impacted.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient on the label.
No confirmed illness has been reported to date. Eastland Food has informed the FDA of our actions.
Consumers who have an allergy to milk and are in possession of the affected Euro Custard Cake lot (best before: 5/25/17) are encouraged to dispose of it, and contact the company for a refund. Consumers with questions may call Eastland Food at 410-381-0710, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT or by email to: email@example.com.