Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

June 06, 2016 18:02 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE/Food Recall Warning: Atkins Brand Bars Containing Sunflower Seeds Recalled Due to Listeria monocytogenes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 6, 2016) -

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The food recall warning issued on June 5, 2016 has been amended to correctly identify the "Best Before" date for one of the affected products. The correction for this product is marked by an asterisk (*) below.

Atkins Nutritionals Inc. is recalling Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, and may have been sold in other provinces and territories.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Atkins Day Break Chocolaty Hazelnut Bar 200 g
(5 x 40 g bars)
6 37480 01532 5 Best Before
2016 OC 23
K5296 4
and
Best Before
2016 DE 16
K5350 4
Atkins Day Break Cranberry Almond 175 g
(5 x 35 g bars)
6 37480 01568 4 Best Before
2017 MR 28*
K6088 2
Atkins Chocolaty Chip Granola Bar 240 g
(5 x 48 g bars)
6 37480 35364 9 Best Before
2016 OC 23
K5296 4

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating or drinking a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

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- View our detailed explanation of the food safety investigation and recall process

Background

This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

- Atkins Nutritionals Inc.: Customer Service at 1-855-201-4611 (English), 1-336-631-7691 (French) or atkins@inmar.com Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST

- CFIA: www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600