Family health

More recalls due to listeria risk: Neilson, President's Choice, Kashi and more

Check your fridge and cupboards: Neilson, President's Choice and Kashi are among the brands affected in the latest recalls due to listeria contamination.

Photo: HealthyCanadians.gc.ca

Photo: HealthyCanadians.gc.ca

Following the recent recalls of Quaker brand quinoa granola bars, Spitz brand sunflower kernels, and CLIF Bar brand Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued several more recalls due to the risk of listeria contamination. The Canada-wide recall affects:

  • Neilson brand Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk, 1% (4L, 2L, 1L, 750mL, 473 mL, 237 mL — all best before dates up to and including JN22)
  • President’s Choice brand Mountain Trail Mix (325g — all best before dates of 2016JN06 up to and including 2017MR01)
  • President’s Choice brand Roasted Sunflower Seeds Salted (400g — all best before dates of 2016AL19 up to and including 2017FE22)
  • President’s Choice brand Roasted Sunflower Seeds Unsalted (400g — all best before dates of 2016MA13 up to and including 2017FE20)
  • Kashi brand Trail Mix Whole Grain Bars (210g/6 bar box — with best before dates 2017 JA 04, 2017 JA 05, 2017 JA 06, 2017 FE 10)
  • Kashi brand Whole Grain Bars (630g/18 bar box — with best before dates 2016 SE 11, 2016 NO 30)
  • Atkins Day Break brand Chocolaty Hazelnut Bar (200g/5x40g bars — with best before dates 2016 OC 23, 2016 DE 16)
  • Atkins Day Break brand Cranberry Almond (175g/5x35g bars — with best before date 2016 MR 28)
  • Atkins brand Chocolaty Chip Granola Bar (240g/5x48g bars — with best before date 2016 OC 23)
  • Bassé brand Unsalted Sunflower Seed Kernels (230g — all best before dates of 2015DE15 up to and including 2016NO11)
  • Bassé brand Hicking Trail Mix (6 kg — all best before dates of 2016AU26 up to and including 2017MA31)
  • Bassé brand Unsalted Sunflower Seed Kernels (454 g — all best before dates of 2016JN23 up to and including 2016NO17)
  • Bassé brand Unsalted Sunflower Seed (1.65 kg — all best before dates of 2016JN16 up to and including 2016OC05)
  • Bassé Alive brand Salad Topper – Dried cranberries, sunflower seed kernels and walnuts (425g — all best before dates of 2016DE07 up to and including 2017MA19)

What should you do?

If you think you’ve become sick from eating one of the recalled products, call your doctor.

If you have these products in your home, you should either throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advises that food contaminated with listeria may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, an infection in the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Read the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Neilson brand recall here.
Read the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Kashi brand recall here.
Read the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s President’s Choice & Bassé brands recall here.
Read the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Atkins brand recall here.

Read more:
Recalls for Canadian families
Listeria risk prompts recall of certain Spitz, Quaker, and CLIF Bar products
Recall: Quaker Canada recalls Quaker Harvest Brand quinoa granola bars