If you’re heading out on the trail this weekend you may need to check your Clif bar stash.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said in a statement the bars are being recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bars recall by CLIF Bar & Company is also linked to sunflower products.
On its website, the company says its ingredient supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products in the recall carry best-buy dates of 2016JN06 up to 2017FE23.
The following flavors are affected by the recall:
- CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bar all pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 08JUN16 through 21JAN17
- CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bar all pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 05JUN16 through 24MAR17
- CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bar all pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 16JUN16 through 02FEB17
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.
According to the CFIA, if you have consumed a production with possible listeria contamination, call your doctor immediately.