RECALL: Atkins brand bars containing sunflower seeds recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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


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


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


(Source:  Government of Canada)