Anyone with the potentially contaminated bars is encouraged to toss them. The impact of Listeria can be unpleasant for most, including high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can be much more serious for pregnant women, young children, and the elderly.
These bars are a part of an ever-widening recall on products with sunflower seeds that were manufactured in SunOpta's Crookston, Minnesota facility. Kashi, who has had to recall a number of products, and Quaker rank among the more notable companies in this growing recall.
Also initiating recalls for potential Listeria contamination due to these sunflower seeds are products from MaraNatha, Mountain Thins, Hickory Harvest, IM Good, Sheetz, Atkins, HyVee, and many others which are listed in full at the FDA's site.