September 29, 2016

Sunflower Seed Listeria Recall Roundup

Updated June 29, 2016.  A May 4 sunflower seed Listeria recall by SunOpta has triggered a cascade of others.  Here is a roundup of the Listeria recalls for sunflower seeds or products containing them. There is now a listeriosis outbreak; at least two people are sick. First Source sunflower seed products are associated with this outbreak. Consumers should check product information carefully as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an infection, which can take up to 70 days to develop, include high fever, muscle aches, neck stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and infection in newborns. Others at heightened risk are young children, seniors and those with … [Read more...]

Two Listeria Illnesses may be linked to Recalled Sunflower Seed Products

At least two illnesses have been linked to recalled sunflower seed products, according a recall by First Source of Tonawanda, NY. The First Source recall expansion was triggered by a Listeria recall from its sunflower seed supplier, SunOpta which has not posted information about illnesses on its website. The recalled sunflower seeds and snack mix products were sold under a variety of brand names including Alpine Valley, Earth Fare, Flave, Gonzo, Foodhols, SSP, Stewarts, Tops and Wegmans. They were sold between June 4, 2015 and May 31, 2016 at retail stores in the following states:  IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV & SC. Consumers who have purchased this type of product from these stores should check product recall information carefully by clicking the preceding link. … [Read more...]

MaraNatha Sunflower Butter Listeria Recall

MaraNatha All Natural Sunflower Seed Butter is being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness. The recall was prompted by the expansion of a recall by the company's sunflower seed supplier SunOpta. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. The recalled product was sold in 12 oz. jars with the UPC 0 51651-09367 5 and the best by date range 28JUL16 thru 05DEC16.  The products were distributed from September 25, 2015 thru April 18, 2016. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and … [Read more...]

Mountain Thins Trail Mix Recall for Possible Listeria Expands

Mountain Thins Trail Mix recall for possible Listeria contamination is being expanded to include one additional lot after its sunflower seed supplier, SupOpta, expanded its recall. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of  a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported to the manufacturer of the recalled product Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Washington.     … [Read more...]

Kashi, Bear Naked Snack Bar Listeria Recall Expands

Kashi Company is expanding its previously announced recall to include two varieties of Kashi brand snack bars – including one product in Canada – and two varieties of Bear Naked granola for potential Listeria. The expanded recalled was triggered after the company's sunflower seed supplier, SunOpta, expanded its recall of sunflower kernels. Consumers who have purchased this brand of snack bar, should check product information carefully by clicking the preceding link. Anyone who has purchased the recalled items should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of  a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can … [Read more...]

Hickory Harvest Sunflower Seed, Trail Mix Recall Expands, Again

Hickory Harvest Foods has expanded its recall of sunflower kernels and trail mix after its sunflower seed supplier, SunOpta, is expanded its recall for Listeria concerns. Click the preceding link to see product details. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, consumers who who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness or death. Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, that can be bloody. Those most at risk of infection are children, seniors, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women among whom the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The products recalled … [Read more...]

SunOpta Sunflower Seed Recall Expands to Include 8 More Months of Production

SunOpta is expanding its recall of sunflower kernel products due to potential contamination with Listeria. The expansion covers products originating from SunOpta’s facility in Crookston, Minn. between May 31, 2015 and January 31, 2016. At the time of the recall expansion, no illnesses had been reported in connection with the sunflower kernels. However, consumers should carefully check product information (by clicking the preceding link) and not consume any of the recalled products as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. The recalled products were sent to distribution centers in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North … [Read more...]

Backroad Country Brand Sunflower Listeria Recall Expanded

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 … [Read more...]

Listeria Recall for Salads Sold at Safeway, Albertsons, Bashas and Food 4 Less

Salads made by Papa John’s that are being recalled for Listeria because they may contain contaminated sunflower seeds were sold at Albertsons, Safeway, Bashas and Food 4 Less. Consumers who have purchased these salads should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness. The recalled was issued after SunOpta expanded its sunflower kernel recall. Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections. Those most at risk are young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms, which can take 70 days to develop,  include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. As of May 21, no illnesses had been reported to Papa John’s Salads and Produce, … [Read more...]

Dakota Style Sunflower Kernels Recall Expands

Dakota Style Foods Inc. of Clark, South Dakota is expanding a recall of sunflower kernels to include 15,158 cases of sunflower kernels because of the potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The expanded recall was triggered when Dakota was notified that SunOpta, a supplier, had expanded its recall. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness. Symptoms, which can take as long as 70 days to develop, incude high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The recalled sunflower kernels were distributed to 34 customers nationwide and are sold through retail outlets. They include: Dakota Style 16 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels; 3.5 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels; 32 ounce … [Read more...]

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