Kashi Company is recalling some of their chewy granola bars and soft baked granola because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Those products contain sunflower seeds that have been recalled. no illnesses have been reported to date but the illness caused by this bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled products are Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars in 7.4 ounce (6 count) packages, with UPC number 18627 03000 and better if used before dates of JAN0417; JAN0517; JAN0617; JAN0717; JAN0817; and JAN09 17. Also recalled is Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter in two sizes. The first is in 11 ounce packages, with UPC number 84623 10163 and better if used by dates of JAN 10 2017 and JAN 11 2017. The 26 ounce size of the Soft Baked Granola has a UPC number of 84623 10173 and best if used by dates of DEC 24 2016; DEC 25 2016; JAN 11 2017; JAN 12 2017; and JAN 13, 2017. You can see pictures of the recalled products at the FDA web site.
If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed container or return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund. Then clean out your cupboard or pantry with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria.
If you ate these products, monitor yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, and other flu like symptoms. If you do get sick, especially if you are pregnant or have another health problem, see your doctor.