LAKEVILLE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Post Consumer Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Great
Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds cereal because it
contains sunflower seeds that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes. The sunflower seeds were obtained from a supplier,
SunOpta, which recalled its ingredient.
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. 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date, but Post Consumer Brands is
recalling the products out of an abundance of caution.
The recalled items were sold in packaging similar to the image
distributed with this press release and can be identified by a “Best
when used by” code printed on the top of the box. Only the following
codes are affected by this recall:
Recalled products were distributed to customers throughout the United
States and sold through retail stores nationwide. No other Post products
are affected by this action.
Consumers should not consume these products. Products may be returned to
the point of purchase for a refund or discarded. Consumers seeking
information can visit the website, www.postconsumerbrands.com/greatgrains
or contact the company at 1-800-431-7678 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM
– 5:00 PM Eastern time.
“Our first and highest priority is the quality and wholesomeness of our
products,” said Chris Neugent, Post Consumer Brands’ president and chief
executive officer. “We will always act on the side of caution in such
matters as we have in this instance.”
About Post Consumer Brands
Post Consumer Brands is a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., formed
from the combination of Post Foods and MOM Brands in May 2015.
Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands today is the
third-largest cereal company in the United States with a broad portfolio
spanning all segments of the category — from iconic household name
brands and value ready-to-eat cereals to natural/organic and hot cereal
varieties. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to
our values, we are driven by one idea: To make better happen every day.
For more information about us, visit www.postfoods.com
For Post Consumer Brands
Consumers should contact:
Consumer Affairs, 800-431-7678
and wholesale customers should contact:
Mark Arrington, 952-322-8356
president of sales support and development,
Jon Austin, 612-839-5172