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Granola Bars Recalled due to Listeria

Wildway LLC is voluntarily recalling certain grain-free granola codes, because the Company has been notified by an ingredient supplier that an ingredient used in these products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.

States Affected Product Size Lot Codes “Best By”
Nationwide Wildway Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola
UPC: 85866005190
8 oz. 096 097 040618
040718
Nationwide Wildway Apple Cinnamon Grain-free Granola
UPC: 864352000015
10 oz. 097 040718
Nationwide Wildway Banana Nut Grain-free Granola
UPC: 858660005176
8 oz. 089
096
100
033018
040618
041018
Nationwide Wildway Coconut Cashew Grain-free Granola
UPC: 858660005183
8 oz. 090
096
101
103117
110617
111117
Nationwide Wildway Coconut Cashew Grain-free Granola 10 oz. 090
096
102
103117
110617
111117
Nationwide Wildway Vanilla Bean Espresso Grain-free Granola
UPC: 858660005206
8 oz. 089
090
033018
033118
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., DE, LA, MA, MD, ME, NH, NM, NJ, NV, NY, OK, PA, RI, TX, UT, VA and VT Trader Joe’s Grainless Granola (SKU 56307) 8 oz. 087
088
096
100
032818
032918
040618
041018

The Item Description can be found on the center of the front or top label. The lot code can be found at the bottom of the back of the bags.

The potential for contamination was noted after an ingredient supplier revealed the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company subsequently identified the source of the issue and has corrected the matter.