SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
General Mills has issued a recall as part of the supplier SunOpta’s ongoing national recall for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. There are four specific flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars part of this recall. These products of General Mills contain ingredients from the sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta. General Mills has not received any reports of confirmed cases related to this supplier issue.
When the organism Listeria monocytogenes contaminates food and is consumed, a serious infection of Listeriosis is possible. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. However, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
PRODUCT DATES/IDENTIFCATION CODES:
Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar -Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds - 5 count
Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar-Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate - 5 count
Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt - 4 count
Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar-Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt - 25 count
Customers or consumers are recommended by General Mills to dispose of the products affected by this recall, regardless of when they were purchased or what date is on the package. For more information regarding this recall call the General Mills Consumer Relations Team at 1(800)-896-4365 or visit http://www.generalmills.com/sunflowerseeds.
Public Health confirmed that Sheppard AFB facilities does carry these products for sale. All facilities with this product have taken them off the shelves. Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact 82d AMDS Public Health Flight at (940) 676-1874/3052.