March 23, 2019

Costco Uses Shopper Cards to Notify Members of Listeria Recall

Costco is using member card information to notify its customers of the recall for Parkers Farm products that may be contaminated with Listeria. Costco emailed members who purchased the recalled products warning them of the potential danger.

RecallThe peanut butter and cheese products were sold under the brand names Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger. Some of the products were sold for food service and may have been used in deli or other prepared foods. To see a complete list of recalled products, click here.

Costco is one of  a number of stores affected by the recall. Other stores where the recalled products were sold include: Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch,  ALDI, Brookshire  and Walmart.

Illnesses have not been reported in association with this recall. However, consumers who think they may have eaten the products before they became aware of the recall should monitor themselves for symptoms of a Listeria infection for the next two months as

Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, are similar to those of the flu and include severe headache, stiff neck, nausea and fever. Infants, seniors, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems including pregnant women are at heightened risk of listeriosis. Among pregnant women,  listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

 

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