June 09, 2016 – Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bars imported from the United States and sold across Canada, after its ingredient supplier, SunOpta, was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).
We have not received any confirmed reports of people becoming ill; however, we are initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution.
Only the product, flavor and production codes meeting the following criteria are affected by the recall:
CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bar single and 12 pack configurations with “best by” date ranges starting 2016JN06 through 2017FE23.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
People who have purchased the above product are urged not to consume it, and throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased. All retailers who received the product are being contacted and Clif Bar is consulting with CFIA on this voluntary recall. People can also direct any questions via this form or by calling 1-888-851-8456.
Clif Bar & Company cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers and we apologize for any inconvenience.