For Immediate Release
June 3, 2016
DENVER, CO. – Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. (“company”) is issuing 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 are detailed with picture, lot code, UPC code and best by date and can be found at the bottom of this press release.
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@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is the leading low-carb program for consumers looking to achieve a healthy lifestyle. From weight loss and maintenance to improved overall health, Atkins offers the tools and education needed to help consumers eat a balanced diet with reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugars, and rich in protein, fiber, fruits, vegetables and good fats. To learn more about Atkins, visit Atkins.com.
|Item Number||Carton UPC Number||Product||Lot Code||Best By Date|
|505687||637480055062||Day Break 5pk Cranberry Almond Bar||K52702||9/27/2016|
|205900||637480025904||Meal 5pk Strawberry Almond Bar||K53102||11/6/2016|
|205925||637480059251||Meal 5pk Cinnamon Bun Bar||K53484||12/14/2016|
|305400||637480035408||Snack 5pk Triple Chocolate Bar||K61182||4/27/2017|
|406659||637480046060||Meal 6pk Chocolate Chip Granola Bar BONUS||K53152||11/11/2016|
|205600||637480025669||Meal 5pk Blueberry Greek Yogurt||K52944||10/21/2016|
|505320||637480055321||Day Break 5pk Chocolate Hazelnut Bar||K52964||10/23/2016|
|305211||637480035057||Snack 5pk Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar||K53494||12/15/2016|
|205850||637480025850||Snack 5pk Cashew Trail Mix Bar||K53524||12/18/2016|
|505221||637480055024||Day Break 5pk Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar||K52732||9/30/2016|
*Target Corporation Only
|637480022774||Meal 5pk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar||K61233||5/2/2017|