If You Have These Bars in Your Pantry, Throw Them Away!

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.

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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.

 The second one that they are recalling is the Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar, Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate.  Again, there are five bars in this package with a UPC code of 000-16000-45724.
 The next bar that they are recalling is the Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar with Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt.  This package comes in a four-count, and a twenty-five count.  The 4 count has a UPC code of 000-16000-46474 and the 25 counts have a UPC code of 000-16000-41301.
 The last box of bars to look out for is the Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Roasted Peanut & Honey, which come in a four-count and a sixteen count.  The four-count has a UPC code of 000-16000-46475 and the 16 counts have a UPC of 000-16000-41308.
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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.

 General Mills claims that the concerns of listeria arose because of the sunflower seeds found in all four types of snack bars. Apparently, the company that supplies the sunflower seeds to General Mills informed them recently that they had the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes in their seeds. Despite the fact that this was not immediately the fault of General Mills, the company decided to take no risks and let people know right away.

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.

What do you think of this recall? Will General Mills recover from a difficult summer of product contamination? Share your thoughts on this story in the comments section below.


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