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Sunflower Kernel Products (Multiple brands) Recalled for Listeria (US/Nationwide)

May 4, 2016From StopfoodbourneIllness.com
Multiple brands of products containing sunflower kernals from SunOpta including: Planters Sunflower Kernels, Dakota’s Best Biggy’z Roasted and Salted Kernels, Giant Eagle (bulk – three central Ohio area Market District stores), Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels, Brown & Haley brand Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor have been recalled because they may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

May 4, 2016 from the FDA
SunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products were produced at SunOpta’s Crookston, Minn. facility between the dates of February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016. No illnesses have been reported to date, but in an abundance of caution SunOpta is recalling the products.
Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with Best By Dates located on the front or back of the packages. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:

Product DescriptionSizeUPCLot #Best By Date
Dakota’s Best Biggy’s Roasted and Salted Kernels16 oz.834648001484FEB-11-17C202/11/2017
Planters Sunflower Kernels3 oz.0290000127147065A3, 7065B3, 7065C3
7066A3, 7066B3, 7066C3
7067A3, 7067B3, 7067C3

Recalled products were distributed to distribution centers between February 22, 2016 and February 25, 2016 in Illinois and North Dakota, and may be redistributed to other states nationwide.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email contactus@sunopta.com or call 1-877-237-4374 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time.

Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Please contact SunOpta at contactus@sunopta.com to arrange for disposal or return of the product.

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