Bounce USA Recalls Apple Cinnamon Protein Punch Energy Balls Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
June 10, 2016
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Bounce USA of Bend, Oregon is voluntary recalling the Bounce Apple Cinnamon Protein Punch Energy Balls (newly named Apple Cinnamon Protein Energy Balls) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This recall was initiated when the supplier, SunOpta, notified us of the sunflower kernels expanded recall due to the possibility that some sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
We would like to reassure all of our customers that we have not received any news of consumers being affected by illness to date.
The following recalled products were distributed nationwide through retail stores and on-line through Amazon.com between November 4, 2015 and June 6, 2016. No other Bounce products are affected:
Bounce 1.48 oz. (42g) Apple Cinnamon Protein Punch Energy Balls
Product UPC Codes are 852949003723 (individual packs) and 852949003730 (12-unit boxes)
Best Before Dates 04SEP16 and 12NOV16
Bounce 42g Apple Cinnamon Protein Energy Balls
Best Before Dates: 23 DEC16, 10 JAN17, 22 FEB17, 31MAR17
Product UPC codes are 852949003723 (individual packs) and 852949003730 (12-unit boxes)
Customers who have purchased any of the above products are urged not to consume the products and to dispose of them.
Any questions can be directed to Bounce USA by [email protected] or by calling 855-441-8966 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm PST).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm506306.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery