Bhu Foods of San Diego, Calif., is recalling various flavors of protein bars after being told by a supplier that organic sunflower seed used in the bars have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date.
Bhu Foods is recalling the following items, produced from May 9 – June 9, 2017, are being recalled:
Organic Vegan Protein – Chocolate + Tart Cherry + Pistachio -- Lot Code: 13717
Organic Vegan Protein – Apple Chunk + Cinnamon + Nutmeg -- Lot Code: 13717
Organic Vegan Protein – Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip -- Lot Code: 13917
Organic Vegan Protein – Superfood Chocolate Chip + Fudge Brownie Batter -- Lot Code: 13817 and 15417
Organic Vegan Protein – Peanut Butter + White Chocolate -- Lot Code: 15317 and 15417
Grass Fed Whey Protein – Dark Chocolate + Coconut + Almond (Made with Organic Ingredients) -- Lot Code: 13917
Grass Fed Whey Protein – Salted Caramel + Pecan (Made with Organic Ingredients) -- Lot Code: 13017 and 13817
Grass Fed Whey Protein – Vanilla + Almond + Cashew (Made with Organic Ingredients) -- Lot Code: 13017 and 13817
Paleo Protein – Double Dark Chocolate Chip (Made with Organic Ingredients) -- Lot Code: 13117, 14017, and 14317
The recalled product, whose lot code is printed on each individual bar wrapper next to the expiration date, was sold in retail stores nationwide as well as by mail order/direct delivery.
What to do
Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, return them to the place of purchase for an exchange.
Consumers with questions may contact Bhu Foods Monday through Friday from 8am – 4pm (PST) at 619-855-3992.
A Washington, D.C., reporter for more than 30 years, Jim Limbach covers the federal agencies for ConsumerAffairs. Previously, he was a reporter and news anchor for Associated Press Broadcast Services, where he covered business and consumer news as well as space shots and other major spot news events.