Correction – Food Recall Warning – Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds recalled due toListeria monocytogenes

Recall / advisory date:
June 6, 2016
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Listeria
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Atkins Nutritionals Inc.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:
Retailatkins bars

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 6, 2016 – The food recall warning issued on June 5, 2016 has been amended to correctly identify the “Best Before” date for one of the affected products. The correction for this product is marked by an asterisk (*) below.

Atkins Nutritionals Inc. is recalling Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds from the marketplace due to possibleListeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Atkins Day Break Chocolaty Hazelnut Bar 200 g
(5 x 40 g bars)
Best Before
2016 OC 23
K5296 4
Best Before
2016 DE 16
K5350 4
6 37480 01532 5
Atkins Day Break Cranberry Almond 175 g
(5 x 35 g bars)
Best Before
2017 MR 28*
K6088 2
6 37480 01568 4
Atkins Day Break Chocolaty Chip Granola Bar 240 g
(5 x 48 g bars)
Best Before
2016 OC 23
K5296 4
6 37480 35364 9

What you should do

If you think you became sick from eating a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes 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 particularly at risk. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by the company. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

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