Multiple Sunflower Seed and Seed Product Recalls

One of the packaging / labels released by the FDA with a sunflower product recall.
One of the packaging / labels released by the FDA with a sunflower product recall.

List of Sunflower Seed Recalls for Listeria

** UPDATED: May 10, 2016, with additional recalls & again May 23, 2016 ***

By Kay Whatley, Editor

Multiple product recalls have been issued since the start of May for sunflower seeds and products containing the seeds. Since the sunflower seeds had been shipped to other companies for use in their prepared products, recalls have been issued by several food preparers. Those releases to date are included below, with more information available from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

SunOpta Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products

Released by Rob Litt, sunopta.com

SunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes , an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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 Description Size UPC Lot # Best By Date
Dakota’s Best Biggy’s Roasted and Salted Kernels 16 oz. 834648001484 FEB-11-17C2 02/11/2017
Planters Sunflower Kernels 3 oz. 029000012714 7065A3, 7065B3, 7065C3
7066A3, 7066B3, 7066C3
7067A3, 7067B3, 7067C3
03/06/2017
03/07/2017
03/08/2017

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 877.237.4374 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (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.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Company provided the following statement:

“The quality and safety of the food we produce and the ingredients we provide are the highest priority for us. Therefore, we are voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes . We have isolated the production window to a short timeframe and are working with the FDA and customers to control and dispose of affected product. We are aware of one customer complaint that did not involve an illness, and we are not aware of any consumer issues due to consumption of this product.”

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

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. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. It is worth noting that no illnesses have been reported to date and that the recall is a precautionary measure.

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

There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall. 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, 8am to 5pm (EST) at 336.668.4151, Lindsay Hancock, Creative Snacks Co.

Wheatberry Salad

Publix Super Markets Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for Wheatberry Salad. The product is available in plastic containers available in the Publix Delis. The sunflower kernels used in the salad are involved with the larger nationwide recall due toListeria monocytogenes.

The Wheatberry Salad was available in all Publix retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“While the product is no longer available on store shelves, we have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety and to advise our customers who may still have this product at home,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the Wheatberry Salad. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.com.

Brown & Haley Issues Voluntary Recall of Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” Flavor

Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Washington is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain lots of Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date. No other types, varieties or flavors of Brown & Haley or Mountain products are impacted by this recall. Brown & Haley is committed to the health and wellness of each and every consumer, and is taking this action in an abundance of caution.

Brown & Haley was notified by our supplier of sunflower seeds of the possibility that some sunflower seeds provided to Brown & Haley may be contaminated withListeria monocytogenes.

Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor was distributed to select retail stores nationwide. Lots being recalled were distributed between March 7, 2016 and April 25, 2016, and are listed below.

Product Name Size UPC Code Lot Codes Best By Date
Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor 5.3 oz. stand-up film pouch (resealable) 0 41770 33370 7 O07O610, O07O620
O08O610, O08O620
O09O610, O09O620
O10O610, O10O620
O11O610
O16O610
W11W610, W11W620
W14W610
W15W610
3/7/2017
3/8/2017
3/9/2017
3/10/2017
3/11/2017
3/16/2017
4/11/2017
4/14/2017
4/15/2017

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Retailers and wholesalers should remove the recalled products from their shelves and contact their sales representative or broker for return authorization.

Consumers should not consume the recalled 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 emailsweets@brown-haley.com or call 1-800-426-8400 ext. 3085, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time.

Kroger Recalls Sunflower Products

Released by Keith Dailey

The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall: Kroger, Jay–C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Smith’s. Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Kroger has removed these items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels 0001111002127 Sell By: DEC0316 and DEC0416 3.5 oz
Kroger Sunflower Kernels 0001111061877 Sell By: DEC1116, DEC1316 and DEC1416 6 oz.
Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix 0001111089869 Sell By: MAR0917, MAR1017, MAR1117 and APR1117 14 oz.

Customers who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am EST and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EST.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Kroger Supplier Expands Sunflower Products Recall

Released by Keith Dailey for Kroger

The Kroger Co. on May 21, 2016, announced it has expanded a recall of several products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following supplier SunOpta’s expansion of its voluntary recall this week.

Earlier this month, SunOpta indicated its sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products.  No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

Kroger has removed the following items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Kroger has expanded its recall to include all code dates of Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix.  

Product UPC Size
Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels 0001111002127 3.5 oz.
Kroger Sunflower Kernels 0001111061877 6 oz.
Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix 0001111089869 14 oz.

 

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall:  Kroger, Jay-C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Smith’s. Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Kroger has expanded its recall to include all code dates of Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salads.

Product UPC Size
Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad 0028715820000 All sizes

 

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall:  Kroger, Jay-C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, and Food 4 Less (Mid-West only). Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Kroger has expanded its recall to include Deli Broccoli Cranberry Salads and Superfood Salads.

Product UPC Size
Deli Broccoli Cranberry Salad
(Smith’s Stores only)
0024781640000 All sizes
Superfood Salad
(Smith’s and Fry’s Stores)
0025414650000

0004157311528

All sizes

 

Stores operating under the Fry’s and Smith’s names in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are included in this recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday,

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Market District Voluntarily Recalls Bulk Sunflower Seeds

Released by Dan Donovan, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Giant Eagle supplier SunOpta has informed the company that sunflower seeds sold in the bulk section of its Carmel Market District have been voluntarily recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

The affected product was sold in the bulk foods sections of the Carmel Market District with a PLU of 65167. It was available for purchase both loose within the bulk bin between February 15, 2016 and May 3, 2016, and in pre-packaged containers with sell by dates of August 1, 2016 through August 19, 2016.  There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Market District store for a refund.  Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process.  The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card® database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.

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Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Because Of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

Released by Joe Swiatkowski, hickoryharvest.com

Hickory Harvest Foods, under advice from its sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, is recalling a limited number of products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were packaged at, or distributed from Hickory Harvest between the dates of February 15, 2016 and May 2, 2016. Shipments were to the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, lA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MO, MS, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WY. No illnesses have been reported to date, but in an abundance of caution Hickory Harvest is recalling all affected products.

Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and deli tubs 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 Description Size UPC Best By Date
Hickory Harvest Roasted Salted Sunflower
Kernel
10 oz 0-36232-07703-9 11/18/16
01/07/17
01/08/17
Hickory Harvest Roasted No Salt Sunflower
Kernel
10 oz 0-36232-07707-9 11/16/16
01/21/17
Hickory Harvest Roasted Salted Sunflower
Kernel Car Cup
7 oz 0-36232-07716-9 11/25/16
12/29/16
Hickory Harvest Roasted Salted Sunflower
Kernel
11 oz 0-36232-07702-2 01/11/17
Hickory Harvest Roasted Salted Sunflower
Kernel
5oz 0-36232-07704-6 11/25/16
12/28/16
12/29/16
IM Good Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel 1.6 oz 7-93724-80218-9 04/29117
Sheetz Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel 3.5oz 7-59465-00784-9 03/01/17
Raylicious Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel 1.5oz 8-55291-00192-8 04/14/17
04115/17
Liberty Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel 3 oz 6-08819-35672-3 04/16/17
04/29/17
Heinens Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel 10 oz 0-36232-07703-9 12128/16
Heinens Roasted No Salt Sunflower Kernel 10 oz 0-36232-07707-7 01/21117
12/15/16
Amish Farms Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel 5.5oz 8-55993-20018-6 02/25/17

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
askus2@hickoryharvest.com or call 877.237.4374 Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (Eastern 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 Hickory Harvest at askus2@hickoryharvest.com to arrange for disposal or return of the product.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Company provided the following statement:

“We are dedicated to producing the highest quality and safest snacks for our customers, as their safety is our top priority. Therefore, we are following the advice of our supplier and issuing a voluntary recall on certain sunflower kernel products that are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fortunately, there have been no consumer illnesses reported. Hickory Harvest Foods is working with its customers and the FDA to ensure the products are removed from commerce as quickly as possible.”

Hickory Harvest Foods, Inc., The Good Snack People, offers the largest selection of healthy and salty snacks in a variety of packaging options. Hickory Harvest Foods sells wholesale product under its own brand, the I.M. Good Snacks brand as well as private brands to grocery stores/mass retail, convenience/travel stores, distributors, food manufacturers, gift companies and fundraising organizations. Located in Akron, Ohio since 1972, the company has a proud history of retaining long-time employees that are dedicated to producing the best quality in the industry.

TreeHouse Foods Product Recall with Amendment

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.  amended certain information regarding the products it recalled yesterday including the following:

New items:

UPC Description Best By/Date Code
2113028352 Signature Kitchen Sweet & Salty Almond Bars Dec 08 16
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernals 2/28/2017

Corrections:

  • Best By Date: DEC 09 16 for 1373312032 Meijer White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars
  • UPC Code 2113028372: Changed “Signature Kitchen Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 08 16” to “Signature Kitchen Peanut Chocolate Chunk Bars Dec 09 16”
  • UPC Code for Essential Everyday Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bar DEC 07 16 is updated to 4130304541 (previously 4130304341)
  • Updated the below list of shipped products

TreeHouse yesterday announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date. However, TreeHouse is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.

The products being recalled are listed below. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.

UPC Description Best By/Date Code
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 3/1/2017
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 3/2/2017
041498206680 Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 2/28/2017
071725750198 Natures Harvest Whole Almonds 3/3/2017
071725750266 Natures Harvest Slivered Almond 3/3/2017
041498114749 Southern Grove Dry Roasted No Salt Almond 3/4/2017
041498132248 Southern Grove Dry Roasted Sea Salt Almond 3/4/2017
071725750259 Natures Harvest Sliced Almonds 3/4/2017
071725750211 Natures Harvest Pecans 3/4/2017
071725727497 Natures Harvest Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 11/25/2016
071725728074 Natures Harvest Sunflower Kernels Ranch Flavored 3/1/2017
071725727497 Natures Harvest Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 12/4/2016
070038638285 Best Choice Dark Chocolate Cranberry 3/14/2017
070038614142 Best Choice Mountain Trail Mix 3/14/2017
007172524140 Amport Roasted and Salted Sunflower Seeds 11/26/2016
639277348319 Naturally Select Roasted and Salted Sunflower Seed 3/1/2017
883967300013 Smart Sense Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 3/4/2017
049022832275 Nice Sunflower Seeds Salted in Shell 3/4/2017
050428353240 Gold Emblem Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels 11/27/2016
071725748010 Sunflower Seeds Roasted and Salted 11/27/2016
071725728166 Natures Harvest Afternoon Snack Blend 11/28/2016
071725714688 Raisin and Nut Trail Mix 11/28/2016
071725711533 Natures Harvest Southwest Trail Mix 11/28/2016
708615110434 K&G Southwest Trail Mix 11/28/2016
1115029456 Roundy Sweet and Salty Almond Chewy Bars DEC 08 16
1115099114 Roundy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars DEC 05 16
1115099114 Roundy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars JAN 04 17
1116103436 ShurFine Sweet and Salty Almond Chewy Bars DEC 08 16
1373312015 Meijer Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
1373312015 Meijer Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
1373312016 Meijer Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
1373312016 Meijer Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
1373312025 Meijer Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
1373312025 Meijer Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
1373312031 Meijer Peanut Chocolate chunk Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
1373312032 Meijer White Choc Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
1540016425 Western Family Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
2113028372 Signature Kitchen Peanut Chocolate Chunk Bars Dec 09 16
2113028380 Signature Kitchen White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
2113028352 Signature Kitchen Sweet & Salty Almond Bars Dec 08 16
3225108607 Family Gourmet Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
3680017921 Food Club Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
3680017921 Food Club Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
3680035737 Food Club White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
3680039453 Food Club Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
3680039453 Food Club Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
3680039454 Food Club Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
4130300137 Essential Everyday Trail Mix Bars JAN 04 17
4130300139 Essential Everyday Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
4130304540 Essential Everyday Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
4130304540 Essential Everyday Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
4130304541 Essential Everyday Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bar DEC 07 16
5042847944 Gold Emblem Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
5042847944 Gold Emblem Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
5042847944 Gold Emblem Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 05 17
7003860349 Best Choice Trail Mix Fruit and Nut Bars JAN 04 17
7003863811 Best Choice Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
7003863811 Best Choice Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
7003863812 Best Choice Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
7003863812 Best Choice Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
7025322712 Our Family Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 08 16
7025322720 Our Family Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
7025322720 Our Family Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
7025322722 Our Family Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
7078447470 Tops Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16
7078447478 Tops Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 04 17
7545001184 HyVee Peanut Choc Chunk Pretzel Bars DEC 09 16
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 05 16
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 06 16
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 05 17
7874203428 Great Value Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 06 17
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 06 16
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 12 07 16
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 06 17
7874203429 Great Value Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars 01 07 17
7874207499 Great Value Sweet & Salty Almond Bars 12 08 16
7874207499 Great Value Sweet & Salty Almond Bars 12 09 16
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 12 04 16
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 12 05 16
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 01 02 17
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 01 03 17
7874236711 Great Value Trail Mix Fruit and nut Bars 01 04 17
7989380097 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 07 16
7989380097 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 07 17
7989380098 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars DEC 05 16
7989380098 Eating Right (Lucerne) Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars JAN 05 17
8826749280 FoodHold Sweet and Salty Almond Bars DEC 07 16

Pictures of the products listed above will be available on the TreeHouse Foods website.

TreeHouse was made aware of the contaminated sunflower seeds by a supplier. The Company is working closely with the FDA as we continue to investigate the problem further.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 1.800.756.5781, Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm (CST).

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers. We manufacture shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables). We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers.

Additional information, including TreeHouse’s most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse’s website, www.treehousefoods.com.

Kroger Recalls Broccoli Raisin Salad After Supplier Listeria Concern

Released by Keith Dailey, May 9, 2016

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels included in the package may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume this product. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall: Kroger, Jay-C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, and Food 4 Less (Mid-West only). Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia

Kroger has removed this item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

 Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad 0028715820000 All Use By Dates All sizes

Customers who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1.800.KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am EDT and Saturday through Sunday 8am to 9pm (EST).

Sweet And Salty Trail Mix

Released by Rucker Wholesale and Service Co., May 9, 2016

Rucker’s Wholesale and Service Co. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix peg bag, due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected product is packaged in a 3.oz, clear bag with Uncle Buck paper header card, UPC 752545073390. This only affects packages with best by codes 031417 & 041817. The recall of Uncle Bucks Sweet & Salty Trail Mix is distributed nationwide in Bass Pro Shops stores.

Please note, no illnesses reported to date.

Rucker’s learned about the problem after being notified by our supplier that sunflower kernels used in the Sweet & Salty Trail Mix were recalled for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

DO NOT CONSUME this product, consumers whom wish to receive a refund for unused portions or have questions, may contact Rucker’s at 618.945.2411, or 800.663.1857 Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (CST), or email customerservice@ruckerscandy.com.

Food Recall of Sweet & Salty Trail Mix-made Makin’ Batch Candies

Released by Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc., May 9, 2016

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of Dollywood Sweet & Salty Trail Mix cello bag, due to the potential presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although, healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected product is packaged in an 11 oz. clear bag with Dollywood Theme Park label, UPC 490000503272. This only affects packages with best by codes 11-22-16 and 1-6-17. The product is distributed at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Please note, no illnesses have been reported to date.

Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. initiated the recall after being notified by our supplier that sunflower kernels used in the Sweet & Salty Trail Mix were recalled for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

DO NOT CONSUME this product. Customers whom wish to receive a refund for unused portions or have questions, may contact Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. at 618.945.7778 or 888.622.2639 Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (CST), or email – ericf7@ruckerscandy.com.

Publix Recalls Cranberry Nut And Seed Mix Due To Possible Health Risk

Ed. Note: Doesn’t specifically mention sunflower seeds, but may be related.

Released by Maria Brous

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for cranberry nut and seed mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from the walnut supplier, Woodstock Farms, after routine testing was completed. The 7.05 ounce plastic containers of prepackaged cranberry nut and seed mix were sold at Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 41415-34986 and with use by dates August 7, 2016 through August 30, 2016.

Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Consumer Relations department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.com. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 888-SAFEFOOD (888.723.3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 179,500 employees, with 2015 sales of $32.4 billion. Currently Publix has 1,113 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 19 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business.

Vending Nut Co. Sunflower Kernel Products

Released by Cody Minshew, vendingnut.com on May 11, 2016

Vending Nut Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were packaged and sold at Vending Nut Company’s Ft. Worth, TX facility between the dates of February 24, 2016 and March 9.

Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with pack dates located on the front packages. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:

Poduct Description Size UPC Lot # Pack Date
Vending Nut Company
Roasted and Salted Sunflower
16 oz. 98301-00006 8B6M02 02/24/16

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Vending Nut Co. was notified by our supplier that the sunflower kernels used were recalled due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may bring them back to our store for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email info@vendingnut.com or call 1-800-429-9260 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.

Customers should check their purchased products to confirm that none of the products are present or available for consumption. Please contact Vending Nut Co. at info@vendingnut.com to arrange for disposal or return of the product.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Quaker Oats Company Quinoa Granola Bars

Released by Laura Ude, pepsico.com on May 16, 2016

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). There have been no reported illnesses to date. However, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.

Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono) is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

While the vast majority of potentially affected Quaker products were withheld from ever reaching retail shelves, the products being recalled were distributed nationwide and are as follows:

  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Chocolate Nut Medley with UPC code 30000 32241 and Best Before Dates of: 10/16/2016, 10/17/2016
  • 6.1 ounce boxes of Quaker Quinoa Granola Bars Yogurt, Fruit & Nut with UPC 30000 32243 and Best

Before Dates of: 10/10/2016, 10/11/2016

Pictures of the products listed above will be available on www.quakeroats.com.

At this time there are no other Quaker products involved in this situation. The company is working closely with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to further investigate this issue, but in the meantime is taking these actions out of commitment to and concern for consumers.

Consumers who have purchased either of the above products are urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can also direct any questions to 800-856-5781, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information at www.quakeroats.com.

Expanded SunOpta Recall

Released by Rob Litt, sunopta.com on May 18, 2016

As a precaution, SunOpta expanded its voluntary recall of a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The initial recall was limited to sunflower kernel products produced at SunOpta’s Crookston, Minn. facility between the dates of February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016.  The expanded recall includes products produced February 20, 2016 through April 21, 2016, the date on which the facility ceased production of the products.  No illnesses have been confirmed related to the consumption of this product.

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 Description Size UPC Lot # Best By Date
Sunrich Naturals Sunflower Kernel 1 oz. 810304032122 37216074
37216075
37216076
37216077
37216078
37216081
37216082
37216083
37216084
37216085
37216088
37216090
37216091
37216092
37216095
37216096
37216098
37216099
14MAR17
15MAR17
16MAR17
17MAR17
18MAR17
21MAR17
22MAR17
23MAR17
24MAR17
25MAR17
28MAR17
30MAR17
31MAR17
01APR17
04APR17
05APR17
07APR17
08APR17
Planters Sunflower Kernels 3 oz. 029000012714 7072A3, 7072B3, 7072C3
7073A3, 7073B3, 7073C3
7074A3, 7074B3, 7074C3
7075A3
03/13/17
03/14/17
03/15/17
03/16/17

Recalled products were distributed to distribution centers during the months of March and April 2016 in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas 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 emailcontactus@sunopta.com or call 1-888-886-4428 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

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

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Company provided the following statement:

“SunOpta is committed to ensuring consumer safety and providing quality products and ingredients to customers.  The Company has completed its root cause analysis and is working with food safety experts to implement corrective and preventative measures. In an abundance of caution, SunOpta is voluntarily extending the period during which it is recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”

About SunOpta
SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on organic, non-genetically modified (“non-GMO”) and specialty foods. SunOpta specializes in the sourcing, processing and packaging of organic and non-GMO food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategic vertically integrated business models. SunOpta’s organic and non-GMO food operations revolve around value-added grain, seed, fruit and vegetable based product offerings, supported by a global sourcing and supply infrastructure.

TreeHouse Foods Recall Expanded

Released by Ron Bottrell on May 19, 2016
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today expanded its voluntary recall of products containing sunflower kernels which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).

This follows the announcement on May 18, 2016, by our supplier SunOpta of its expanded recall of sunflower kernels which have the potential to be contaminated with L. mono.

L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. The additional products being recalled as part of the expansion are listed below. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.

Description UPC Best by Date
Southern Grove Adventure Trail Mix 041498200190 3/28/2017
Southern Grove Chopped Walnuts 041498131500 3/22/2017
Southern Grove Cranberry & Nut Trail Mix 041498160982 3/24/2017
Southern Grove Cranberry & Nut Trail Mix 041498160982 4/15/2017
Southern Grove Mountain Trail Mix 041498148447 4/4/2017
Southern Grove Mountain Trail Mix 041498148447 4/26/2017
Southern Grove Nuts, Seeds & Raisins Trail Mix 041498177829 3/23/2017
Southern Grove Nuts, Seeds & Raisins Trail Mix 041498177829 4/13/2017
Southern Grove Oven Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt 041498132248 3/16/2017
Southern Grove PB & Pretzel Trail Mix 041498211004 3/28/2017
Southern Grove PB & Pretzel Trail Mix 041498211004 4/5/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 041498206680 3/2/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 041498206680 3/15/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 041498206680 3/28/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 041498206680 4/29/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 041498206680 4/29/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 041498206765 4/28/2016
Southern Grove Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 041498206765 3/1/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 041498206765 3/14/2017
Southern Grove Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 041498206765 3/28/2017
Southern Grove Sliced Almonds 041498121686 3/21/2017
Southern Grove Sunny Cranberry Trail Mix 041498202057 3/28/2017
Southern Grove Tuscan Trail Mix 041498205379 4/28/2017
Southern Grove Unwind Trail Mix 041498200183 3/28/2017
Amport Foods Cranberry Nut Trail Mix 071725706133 3/18/2017
Amport Foods Cranberry Nut Trail Mix 071725706133 4/14/2017
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted 071725241412 11/26/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted 071725241504 12/2/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted 071725241504 12/25/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted 071725241504 12/11/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725241351 12/3/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725241351 12/26/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725241351 12/12/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725748010 12/26/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725748010 12/31/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725748010 1/14/2017
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Salted 071725241405 1/7/2017
Amport Foods Trail Mix Raisin & Nut 071725741042 4/4/2017
Amport Foods Chocolatey Nut Trail Mix 071725713124 1/8/2017
Amport Foods Dark Chocolate Almond 071725712387 1/7/2017
Amport Foods Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix 071725711854 1/2/2017
Amport Foods Milk Chocolate Peanuts 071725711939 1/7/2017
Amport Foods Raisin & Nut Trail Mix 071725714688 1/14/2017
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Unsalted 071725748003 12/3/2016
Amport Foods Sunflower Seeds Roasted & Unsalted 071725748003 1/6/2017
Amport Foods Yogurt Almonds 071725748034 1/8/2017
Fresh Finds Dried Tropical Mix 411014937907 3/17/2017
Gold Emblem Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 050428353240 1/14/2017
Naturally Select Chocolate & Nut Trail Mix 639277431417 3/23/2017
Naturally Select Fruit & Nut Trail Mix 639277431455 3/15/2017
Naturally Select Indulgent Trail Mix 639277187567 3/24/2017
Salted Sunflower Seeds in Shell distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc. 639277286208 2/25/2017
Salted Sunflower Seeds in Shell distributed by Greenbrier International 639277286208 2/28/2017
Salted Sunflower Seeds in Shell distributed by Greenbrier International 639277286208 3/17/2017
Salted Sunflower Seeds in Shell distributed by Greenbrier International 639277286208 3/21/2017
Salted Sunflower Seeds in Shell distributed by Greenbrier International 639277286208 4/13/2017
Family Gourmet Tropical Mix 032251046506 3/16/2017
Clover Valley Chocolatey Peanut Butter Trail Mix 071725750167 3/25/2017
Hy-Vee Berry Trail Mix 075450040593 3/19/2017
Hy-Vee Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix 075450041354 4/14/2017
Hy-Vee Mountain Mix Trail Mix 075450016796 4/5/2017
Hy-Vee Mountain Mix Trail Mix 075450016796 4/15/2017
Hy-Vee Mountain Trail Mix 075450040739 3/23/2017
Hy-Vee Santa Fe Trail Mix 075450041101 3/31/2017
Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew Honey Crunch Trail Mix 075450040586 4/5/2017
K&G Cranberry Trail Mix 708615110489 12/3/2016
Smart Sense Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernels 883967300013 3/16/2017
American Importing Company, Inc. Roasted No Salt Seeds 071725748003 1/6/2017
Delish Blueberry Nut Blend Premium Trail Mix 049022880641 3/17/2017
Delish Tropical Blend Premium Trail Mix 049022880634 3/17/2017
Nice! Peanut Lovers Trail Mix 049022846524 4/19/2017
Nice! Sunflower Salted in Shell 049022832275 4/15/2017
Delish Almond Berry Pistachio Premium Trail Mix 049022880627 3/18/2017
Nature’s Harvest Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix 071725749062 3/28/2017
Nature’s Harvest Southwest Trail Mix 071725711533 12/27/2016
Nature’s Harvest Southwest Trail Mix 071725711533 12/30/2016
Nature’s Harvest Southwest Trail Mix 071725711533 1/17/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Honey Roasted 071715727510 12/20/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Honey Roasted 071715727510 1/21/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Ranch Flavored 071725728074 3/31/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Ranch Flavored 071725728074 4/27/2017
Nature’s Harvest Afternoon Trail Mix 071725728166 1/14/2017
Nature’s Harvest Almond Dry Roasted Sea Salted 071725728791 3/16/2017
Nature’s Harvest Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews 071725749314 1/6/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 12/19/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 12/20/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 12/25/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 1/2/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 1/3/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 1/16/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Salted 071725727497 1/20/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 11/25/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 11/26/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 12/4/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 12/18/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 12/23/2016
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 1/2/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 1/14/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels Roasted & Unsalted 071725727503 1/15/2017
Nature’s Harvest Sweet Nut & Berry Munch Trail Mix 071725728203 12/27/2016

No illnesses have been confirmed to date.

Pictures of the products listed above will be available on the TreeHouse Foods website.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 1.800.756.5781, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (CST).

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers. We manufacture shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables). We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers.

Additional information, including TreeHouse’s most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse’s website, www.treehousefoods.com.

Dakota Style Foods, Inc.

Released by Kevin Dandurand on May 20, 2016

Dakota Style Foods, Inc. of Clark, South Dakota has expanded its voluntary recall to include 15,158 cases of sunflower kernels because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The sunflower kernels were distributed to 34 customers nation-wide and are sold through retail outlets.

The products involved are Dakota Style 16 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels, 3.5 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels, 32 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels, 4 ounce Savory Bacon Sunflower Kernels, 8 ounce Savory Bacon Sunflower Kernels and 4 ounce Salted Caramel Sunflower Kernels that were shipped by Dakota Style Foods, Inc. between February 15, 2016 and May 17, 2016. The affected lots are identified by lot codes 8B6M02, 8B6M09, 8B6M17, 8B6M18, 8B6M24, 8B6M25, 8C6M02, 8C6M08, 8C6M10, 8C6M28, 8C6M31 and 8D6M01. The consumer packages are plastic packages bearing the company logo and product name with the lot code located on the back right hand panel of the consumer package.

No illnesses have been confirmed to date. The expanded recall resulted from notice by SunOpta, one of Dakota Style’s sunflower kernel suppliers, that SunOpta expanded a voluntary recall of certain lots of sunflower kernels. Dakota Style has identified the lots that may have included ingredients received from SunOpta and is actively working to return all affected products.

Consumers who have purchased Dakota Style 16 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels, 3.5 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels, 32 ounce Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels, 4 ounce Savory Bacon Sunflower Kernels, 8 ounce Savory Bacon Sunflower Kernels or 4 ounce Caramel Sunflower Kernels with lot code 8B6M02, 8B6M09, 8B6M17, 8B6M18, 8B6M24, 8B6M25, 8C6M02, 8C6M08, 8C6M10, 8C6M28, 8C6M31 or 8D6M01, located on the back right-hand panel of the consumer package, are urged to return the package to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800.446.2779 between 8:30am and 5pm CST, Monday through Friday.

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