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Granola Recalled because of Listeria Fear

NEW ENGLAND NATURAL BAKERS of Greenfield MA, is issuing a voluntary recall, 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.

States Affected Product Name and UPC Size Lot Code
Best By Date
CA, CT, GA, MA, NH, NJ, NY and PA Organic Muesli – 00046689225013 5 lb cases
25 lb cases
021018
CA, CT, GA, MA, NH, NJ, NY and PA Organic Muesli – 00046689225013 5 lb cases
25 lb cases
022818
Nationwide Evoke Organic Classic Swiss – 853305003081 12 oz pouches 052418
Nationwide Evoke Organic Athlete Fuel – 853305003029 12 oz pouches 052418
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 051018
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 051718
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 052418
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WV Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola – 041498205232 16 oz cartons 053118

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

The potential for contamination was noted after an ingredient supplier revealed the possible presence ofListeria monocytogenes.