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Kashi (Official Rep) May 31, 2016 14:14

Kashi Company Recalls Certain Kashi Snack Bars and Bear Naked Granola due to potential Health Risk Related to Sunflower Seeds

Kashi Company Voluntarily Recalls Two Varieties of Snack Bars and Two Varieties of Bear Naked® Granola Due to Potential Health Risk After Sunflower Seed Supplier Increases Scope of Impacted Products

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UPDATE June 16, 2016 – Kashi Company is amending the date codes for Kashi GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars and Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter related to its previously announced recall of snack bars and granola that contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This update includes two new “Best If Used Before” dates on Kashi® GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, and one new “Best If Used By” date on Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter. The updated information listed below:

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June 3, 2016 - Kashi Company is expanding its previously announced voluntary recall to include two varieties of Kashi® brand snack bars – including one product in Canada – and two varieties of Bear Naked® granola because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. SunOpta expanded the scope of impacted products after Kashi announced its recall in the United States on May 31.

Listeria monocytogenes 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.

The company has received no confirmed reports of illness to date.



The recalled products include two varieties of Kashi® snack bars and two varieties of Bear Naked® granola. The following products, which also include those that were listed in the May 31 recall announcement, were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico:


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On June 3, 2016, we told you that we needed to recall our Kashi® Whole Grain Trail Mix Bars in Canada because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by our supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Subsequently, we are amending the recall to correctly capture the Best Before dates.


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No other Kashi or Bear Naked products are impacted by this recall. People who have purchased affected product should discard it and contact Kashi for a full refund.

Consumers in the United States can call 1-877-747-2467, Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm ET. Consumers may also contact us via https://www.kashi.com/contact-us

Consumers in Canada can call 1-866-958-7884, Monday–Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm ET. Consumers may also contact us via http://www.kashi.ca/en/contact-us
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