Chocolate, granola bars among product recalls
Here’s a roundup of products that have recently been recalled for health concerns. All products were either distributed in Connecticut, distributed nationwide or available online.
Granola bars recalled for listeria fears
General Mills yanked four flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars, as part of sunflower supplier SunOpta’s ongoing recall for the potential presence of listeria monocytogenes. General Mills hasn’t received any consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this issue.
The affected bars were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. The four flavors affected by the recall are Honey, Peanut and Almond with Pumpkin Seeds; Peanut Almond and Dark Chocolate; Roasted Peanut and Honey, and Almond, Cashew and Sea Salt.
Consumers are asked to dispose of the recalled products and call General Mills Consumer Relations at 866-896-4365 for a replacement.
Ikea chocolate may contain allergens
IKEA has recalled two chocolate bars due to undeclared milk, hazelnuts and almonds, which can cause a severe to life-threatening reaction in those allergic to these substances.
The Swedish superstore, which has an outpost in New Haven, has recalled its CHOKLAD M–RK and CHOKLAD M–RK 70% Dark Chocolate Bars. Products have been distributed nationwide at IKEA retail stores and sold individually. There have been no complaints or reported incidents in the United States. Consumers are encouraged to return affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required. Those with questions may call 888-966-4532 or www.IKEA-usa.com.
Cat food pulled for health risks
Portland, Ore.-based Radagast Pet Food, Inc. has pulled four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products due to potential contamination with salmonella and/or listeria monocytogenes. These bacteria can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products.
Two lots of Radagast’s Grass-Fed Beef tested positive for listeria, one lot of its Free-range Chicken tested positive for listeria, and one lot of its Free-range Turkey tested positive for salmonella and listeria. The recalled products were distributed in all states, except Hawaii and Mississippi.
Do not return any of these recalled products, but throw them out in a secure garbage receptacle. For refunds, fill out the consumer claims form at www.RadFood.com and return it to the retailer where the product was purchased.