Troyer Cheese is recalling some sunflower products under the Backroad Country brand for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products.
The products are all sold under the Backroad Country brand. They include Cranberry Nut Delight Mix PPK in 12/9 ounce packages, with code 15359, barcode 0 49646 11038 4, and best if used by date May 2017. Also recalled is Honey Island Crunch Mix PPK in 12/9 ounce packages, with code 15356, barcode 0 49646 10090 3, and best if used by date of May 2017. Walnut Halves/Pieces PPK in 12/6 ounce packages is recalled, with code 15318, barcode 0 49646 12073 4, and best if used by date May 2017.
Pretzels Peanut Butter PPK in 12/7 ounce packages is recalled, with code 15372, barcode 0 49646 12079 6, and best if used by date May 2017. Sunflower Seeds R&S PPK in 12/7 ounce packages is recalled, with code 15301, barcode 0 49646 11219 7, and best if used by date May 2017. Finally, Sunflower Seeds R & S BULK are recalled, in 30 pound bags. The code for that product is 2160, the barcode is 1 13671 02091 5, and the best if used by date is May 2017.
These products were packaged at Amish Wedding Foods and distributed by Troyer between the dates of February 18, 2016 and May 24, 2016. They were shipped to these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. You can see pictures of product labels at the FDA web site.
If you purchased any of these items, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed container or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your pantry or wherever you stored the items with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria.
If you ate any of these products, watch yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. those symptoms include high fever, severe headache, flu-like symptoms, muscle aches, diarrhea, and nausea. If you do get sick, especially if you are pregnant, see our doctor and tell her you ate one of these recalled products.