Walmart is recalling 581 cases of Clio’s Yogurt Bars due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects the Clio Greek Yogurt Bars in the flavors of Blueberry, Coconut, and Strawberry, with a best by date of April 28, 2021. The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product. Consumers are advised to not consume the product and to return it to the store for a full refund.
Walmart Is Recalling 581 Cases of Clio’s Yogurt Bars
Walmart has announced a voluntary recall of 581 cases of Clio’s Greek Yogurt Bars due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects the following products:
- Clio Greek Yogurt Bars, Blueberry, 5.3 oz., UPC 8-56745-00200-7, with a best by date of 10/30/2021
- Clio Greek Yogurt Bars, Strawberry, 5.3 oz., UPC 8-56745-00201-4, with a best by date of 10/30/2021
- Clio Greek Yogurt Bars, Raspberry, 5.3 oz., UPC 8-56745-00202-1, with a best by date of 10/30/2021
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product. 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 headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Walmart is asking customers who have purchased the affected products to return them to the store for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Clio Snacks at 1-800-835-5943.
Less than three weeks after Walmart removed canned Geisha Medium Shrimp from its stores, the retail chain is pulling yet another item from its shelves.
On March 14, Clio Snacks, a Piscataway, N.J.-based yogurt bar company, voluntarily recalled 581 cases of its Strawberry Granola & Greek Yogurt Parfait Bars because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected items were distributed to 28 Walmart locations across the United States between March 5, 2023 and March 8, 2023. See here for the full list of stores that carried the product.
Additionally, the recalled yogurt bars are packaged in a single-serving box with a UPC code of 854021008152, a lot number of 048C2023, and an expiration date of April 30, 2023, which is stamped on the side of the box.
Clio issued the recall after routine testing revealed the possible presence of listeria at a third-party manufacturing facility where the parfait bars are produced. The manufacturer, which does not make any other Clio products, has since shut down production and Clio has halted distribution of the recalled item while it investigates the issue with the FDA.
Although no illnesses have been reported, Clio Snacks encourages consumers to return the yogurt bars to their place of purchase for a full refund or destroy the item. Those with additional questions about the recall may call the company at 1-908-505-2546, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Healthy individuals infected with listeria may experience symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and those with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of serious illness and other complications.
Clio’s Strawberry Granola & Greek Yogurt Parfait Bars aren’t the only products that have been recalled because of possible listeria contamination this month. On March 1, Lidl US issued a voluntary recall of its ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp after routine testing found that the item contained the bacteria. The shrimp was distributed to all of Lidl’s U.S. stores.