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Kashi Company Expands Date Codes of Two Products Related to Previously Announced Recall of Snack Bars and Bear Naked Granola

June 16, 2016 from From the FDA:
Kashi Company is amending the date codes for Kashi GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars and Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter related to its previously announced recall of snack bars and granola that contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This update includes two new "Best If Used Before" dates on Kashi GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, and one new "Best If Used By" date on Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter. The updated information is:

  • Kashi® GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, 5-count with UPC Code 18627 10474 – "Best If Used Before"dates of Jul21 16; Aug07 16; Sep13 16; Sep22 16; and Oct20 16
  • Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter, 11 oz pouch with UPC Code 84623 10163 – "Best if Used By"dates of Aug 13 2016 to Jan 11 2017
The date codes can be found on the top of the box of the Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, and at the bottom of the pouch of the Bear Naked Granola.
This update impacts product sold only in the United States. More information can be found at www.consumeralert.kashi.com Consumers can call 1-877-747-2467, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET. Consumers may also contact us via https://www.kashi.com/contact-us.


Kashi Company Voluntarily Recalls Two Varieties of Snack Bars and Two Varieties of Bear Naked® Granola Due to Potential Health Risk After Sunflower Seed Supplier Increases Scope of Impacted Products

June 3, 2016 - Kashi Company is expanding its previously announced voluntary recall to include two varieties of Kashi® brand snack bars – including one product in Canada – and two varieties of Bear Naked® granola because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. SunOpta expanded the scope of impacted products after Kashi announced its recall in the United States on May 31.
The recalled products include two varieties of Kashi® snack bars and two varieties of Bear Naked® granola. The following products, which also include those that were listed in the May 31 recall announcement, were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico:

Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBetter If Used Before Date/Best If Used By Date
Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars18627 030007.4 oz (6 ct)MAR0117 or earlier
Kashi® GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars18627 104747.95 oz (5 ct)Jul2116; Aug0716; Sep1316
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter84623 1016311 ozAUG 14 2016 to JAN 11 2017
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Pepita + Hemp + Sunflower Butter84623 1016810.5 ozOCT 14 2016 to DEC 04 2016
Description (Club)UPC CodeSizeBest If Used by Date
Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars18627 1030242 oz (35 ct)MAR0117 or earlier
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola , Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter84623 1017326 ozDEC 24 2016; DEC 25 2016; JAN 11 2017; JAN 12 2017; JAN 13, 2017
Description (Food Service)UPC CodeSizeBest If Used by Date
Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars18627 3794814.4 oz (12 ct)MAR0117 or earlier
Kashi® GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars18627 1047119 oz (12 ct)Jul2116; Aug0716; Sep1316
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola , Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter84623 10179Case of 1.2 oz sample pouchesDEC 02 2016; DEC 03 2016

The following products were distributed in Canada:

Description (Retail)PC CodeSizeBest Before/Meilleur Avant
Kashi® Whole Grain Trail Mix Bars0 18627 43610 2210 g (6 ct)2017 JA 04RE
2017 JA 05RE
2017 JA 06RE
2017 FE 10 RE
Kashi® Whole Grain Bars0 18627 50406 1630 g (18 ct)2016 SE 11 EX
2016 NO 30 EX

Images of these products can be found at www.consumeralert.kashi.com


Kashi Company Voluntarily Recalls One Variety of Kashi® Granola Bars and One Variety of Bear Naked® Granola Due to Potential Health Risk Related to Sunflower Seeds

May 31, 2016 - From the FDA:

Kashi Company today announced a voluntary recall of Kashi®' Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars and Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter in the continental United States because they contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by our supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall is limited to Kashi Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars and Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter packed in two sizes. These products were distributed throughout the continental United States:

Description (Retail)UPC CodeSizeBetter If Used Before Date/Best If Used By Date
Kashi® Trail Mix Chewy Granola Bars18627 030007.4 oz (6 ct)JAN0417; JAN0517; JAN0617; JAN0717; JAN0817; JAN09 17
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter84623 1016311 ozJAN 10 2017 and JAN 11 2017
Description (Club)UPC CodeSizeBest If Used by Date
Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola , Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter84623 1017326 ozDEC 24 2016; DEC 25 2016; JAN 11 2017; JAN 12 2017; JAN 13, 2017

People who have purchased affected product should discard it and contact Kashi for a full refund. Additional information is available on the Kashi website at www.consumeralert.kashi.com and by calling consumer hotline at 1-877-747-2467, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST.

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