Atlantic Spice Company Inc. of North Truro, MA has issued a recall for 16 ounce packages of Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix snacks because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was issued after the sunflower seed supplier, SunOpta, issued a recall.
At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
The recalled snacks were distributed at the Atlantic Spice retail store and nationally through mail orders. They were packaged in 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with the numbers 15 and 11 at the top right and the following product code and lost numbers: Product #746 Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted Lot #1772; Product #929 Tropical Mix Lot #1771 and Product #1947 Cranberry Health Mix Lot #1751.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.