Possible Listeria Contamination of Almonds Prompts Recall of Nut Bars
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Possible Listeria Contamination of Almonds Prompts Recall of Nut Bars

Listeria may cause serious, even fatal, infections in children, the elderly, and others

June 16, 2017

GoMacro has issued a recall for its MacroBars and Thrive nut bars as a result of potential listeria contamination of almonds, which are an ingredient in both bars.

The lot number and best-by dates for the affected products can be found on the side panel close to the UPC. The recalled nut bars were distributed both nationally and internationally by retailers, mail orders, and direct delivery. For a full list of the affected lot codes, UPCs, and best-by dates, see the official release issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The retailers and distributors that received the affected products have been requested to take them out of their inventory and off their shelves. Any consumer who bought one of the products should take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Listeria is a potentially dangerous organism that can result in serious—sometimes fatal—infections in young children, the elderly, and others whose immune systems are weak. Infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women, though healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

For more information, consumers can contact Tony Saarem, director of operations at GoMacro, at (608) 627-2310.