Creative Snacks of North Carolina is recalling bulk and packaged sunflower seed products because they may have Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. SunOpta, their sunflower seed supplier, is issuing a recall for seeds processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products.
You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site, along with the UPC number, lot numbers, and best before dates. The brand names included in this recall include Creative Snacks Co., The Fresh Market, Plentiful Planet, and Publishers Clearing House. The recalled items include Sunny Day Splendor, Heart Smart, Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds, Brain Food, Roasted No Salt Sunflower Seeds, and Healthy Snackin’. You can see pictures of products at the FDA web site too.
If you purchased any of these items, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Then clean out your pantry or cupboard or wherever you stored these items with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling these products.