Taylors Candy is recalling Stuckey’s bags of sunflower kernels because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These products were distributed to retail stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
The Stuckey’s Sunflower Kernels come in a 5.5 ounce, peg bag package with code date 1 1036 stamped on the front of the bag. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the consumption of this product, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear.
This is part of an expanded recall for kernels processed by SunOpta. If you have purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container or return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund. Then clean out your pantry or wherever you stored this product with a mild bleach solution to kill any bacteria.
If you ate any of this product, watch yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include neck stiffness, muscle aches, high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If you do get sick, see your doctor.