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Creative Snacks Co. Issues Further Expanded Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds Due to Possible Health RiskCreative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail

June 13, 2016 - From the FDA:

Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is expanding their recall of specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a further expanded voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between May 31, 2015 and January 31, 2016.
Creative Snacks is recalling all products that contain the SunOpta sunflower seeds in question. The product being recalled has been distributed to retailers nationwide and is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk. The recalled products are: Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 3.5 oz Snack Bag, Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – Virgin Air – 3.5 oz Snack Bag, Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food - 10 lb. Bulk, The Fresh Market Brain Food – 25 lb bulk, The Fresh Market Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup, Publishers Clearing House – Brain Food – 8 oz bag, The Fresh Market Healthy Snackin' – 25 lb bulk, Plentiful Planet Heart Smart Mix – 25 lb bulk, Publishers Clearing House - Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag, Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags, Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk, Plentiful Planet Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk, Plentiful Planet Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Sunny Day Splendor – 10 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Hold the Salt! – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Hold the Salt! – 8.5 oz cup
A full list is here.


Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds

May 5, 2016 from the FDA:
Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is recalling specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016.
Creative Snacks is recalling all products that contain the SunOpta sunflower seeds in question. The product being recalled has been distributed to retailers nationwide and is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk. These products include:

Item Description UPC Lot Number Best Before Date
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 3.5 oz Snack Bag
816512015124 6625030816
6641031516
6659032416
6680033116
6698040516
1/2/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/25/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food - 10 lb. Bulk
816512013021 1180031016
4870032116
4895033016
4910040416
 
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 25 lb bulk
n/a 1180031016
1205032216
1242033116
 
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup
737094218270 3067030916 11/4/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup
855983002073 2675030316
2704031016
2711031416
2766032416
2816040416
10/29/2016
11/5/2016
11/9/2016
11/19/2016
11/30/2016
The Fresh Market
Healthy Snackin’ – 25 lb bulk
  1203032216
1224032916
 
Plentiful Planet
Heart Smart Mix– 25 lb bulk
030684710285 1224032916
1156030316
1204032216
 
Publishers Clearing House
Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag
n/a 6710041216 12/8/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags
816512012130 6620030316
6627030916
6640031516
6656032416
6673033016
6697040516
12/28/2016
1/3/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/24/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup
855983002066 2674030316
2764032416
2819040516
10/29/2016
11/19/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk
816512013014 1183031416
4869032116
4894033016
 
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup
816512011294 2741032216
2818040516
11/17/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
816512011423 4900033116  
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk
077420417794 4891032916  
Creative Snacks Co.
Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk
816512014653 1192031716  
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
816512013892 4861031816
4881032916
4903033116
 
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
077420000873 4869031816  
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup
816512011218 2684030716
2742032216
2801033116
11/2/2016
11/17/2016
11/26/2016

Consumers who have purchased affected Creative Snacks Co. products with the Best Before dates listed above should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Best before dates can be found on bottom lower right corner of rigid containers and the back lower right corner of resealable snack bags. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST at 336.668.4151, Lindsay Hancock, Creative Snacks Co.

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