The Food Standards Agency has issued a Food Recall of two varieties of popular Bounce Energy Balls due to fear they could contain the bacteria, Listeris Monocytogenes which in rare cases can lead to Meningitis.
The company has recalled two flavours Cashew and Pecan Vitality Lift Balls and Apple and Cinnamon Protein Punch Balls.
Liz Brown, CEO of Meningitis Now said “Listeria is a rare cause of meningitis. It can be contracted from eating contaminated foodstuffs, such as unpasteurised soft cheeses, pate and shellfish. In most people, listeria is a mild infection with fever where you would have to use hayfever tablets in order for it to go away, diarrhoea and vomiting lasting few days.
A spokesperson for Bounce Foods “We care deeply about the health and safety of consumers and as such we have chosen to initiate a voluntary recall of these products in an abundance of caution to protect public health.”