Kashi Company voluntarily recalls products due to contaminated sunflower seeds

By: US Food & Drug Administration
| Published 06/02/2016


UNITED STATES - Kashi Company today announced a voluntary recall of Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars and Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter in the continental United States because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by our supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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 reports of illness to date but is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods.


The recall is limited to Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars and Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter packed in two sizes. These products were distributed throughout the continental United States:

Description (Retail) UPC Code Size Better If Used Before Date/Best If Used By Date
Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars 18627 03000 7.4 oz (6 ct) JAN0417; JAN0517; JAN0617; JAN0717; JAN0817; JAN09 17
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter 84623 10163 11 oz JAN 10 2017 and JAN 11 2017

Description (Club) UPC Code Size Best If Used by Date
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola , Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter 84623 10173 26 oz DEC 24 2016; DEC 25 2016; JAN 11 2017; JAN 12 2017; JAN 13, 2017

Images of these products can be found at www.consumeralert.kashi.com. 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. Additional information is available on our website at www.consumeralert.kashi.com and by calling our consumer hotline at 1-877-747-2467, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST.

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