Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of limited lot codes of certain bar products. These products contain or may have come in contact with equipment that processed product containing sunflower seeds distributed by supplier SunOpta Inc. that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
There have been no reports of illness associated with the consumption of these products. The company is initiating a voluntary recall in an abundance of caution and care for the consumer due to an expanded recall initiated by sunflower seed supplier SunOpta, Inc. Products potentially affected with picture, lot code, UPC code and best by date and can be found HERE.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon, but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, pregnant women and persons with human immunodeficiency virus (“HIV”) infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Symptoms include high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion, and convulsions.
Consumers are urged to destroy any potentially affected product and contact Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Customer Service at 855.201.4611 or [email protected] Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST to request a coupon towards a free replacement product. Media with questions may contact Jennifer Livingston, Director of Public Relations at 303.620.8148 or [email protected].