BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria.
The Washington state-based company said that the bars and bites were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and internationally.
Five varieties are part of the recall: fudge brownie, lemon cookie and vanilla shortbread collagen protein bars; and fudge brownie and vanilla shortbread collagen protein bites.
That’s because those products were made with cashew butter from HVF, Inc., where facility testing came back positive for Listeria contamination. Bulletproof said it will be shipping out replacement bars made with a new cashew butter supplier.
No other Bulletproof products, including the company’s collagen protein powder, are affected by the recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date, the company said. adding that they were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and internationally.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections, especially in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in women who are pregnant.
The following products are being recalled:
|Product||Packaged||Individual Net Wt.||Box Net Wt.||Individual UPC||Box UPC||Use by Dates||Lot numbers|
|Fudge Brownie Collagen Protein Bar||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 12 packed in a box.||Bar: 1.58oz (45g)||18.96 oz (540g)||815709021498||815709020811||11/1/2017
|Fudge Brownie Collagen Protein Bite||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 15 packed in a box.||Bite:0.74 oz (21g)||11.10 oz(315 g)||815709021528||815709021535||12/27/17
|Lemon Cookie Collagen Protein Bar||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 12 packed in a box.||Bar: 1.58oz (45g)||18.96 oz (540g)||815709021801||815709021795||11/7/2017
|Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bar||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 12 packed in a box.||Bar: 1.58oz (45g)||18.96 oz (540g)||815709021481||815709020804||11/15/2017
|Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bite||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 15 packed in a box.||Bite:0.74 oz (21g)||11.10 oz(315 g)||815709021504||815709021511||11/20/2017
The recalled products were distributed between April 7 and June 12, 2017, in retail stores nationally and in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and on bulletproof.com to customers nationally and in the following locations: Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
What to do
Customers who purchased the recalled products should not eat them, but return them to Bulletproof for a replacement or bulletproof.com store credit.
Consumers with questions or concerns may contact Bulletproof customer service at 1-425-434-9704 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PDT).