Despite the time, we encourage you to check your pantries and all of you dispose of any Nature Valley bars – even if they are not the four types of bars. It’s better to be safe than sorry with the serious contaminant like there is listeria.
The first item that is being recalled is the Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar with Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds. There are five bars in this package, with a UPC code of 000-16000-47196.
It really is a shame that these bars are being recalled; they’re so delicious, pack a punch of 10 grams of protein, and are all around a yummy. wholesome snack! And, truthfully, they’re pretty expensive, so it really is a shame to waste them. Hopefully, the issues at hand will be addressed so we can all go back to enjoying these snacks.
Frankly, we appreciate that they chose to be safe and honest with their consumers. True, they will most likely garner bad press and lose some sales because of this recall (especially at a time when their flour recall is simply worsening,) but it’s admirable that they chose to ignore company loss and instead address the safety of their customers.
If you have already consumed one of these bars and you’re feeling symptoms of listeria – which include muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, and a weakened immune system – do not dismiss how you feel. Seek medical attention immediately to get treated.
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