Sunflower seed would be considered a low risk product since they would not support growth, however the ingredient would be added as a RTE ingredient.
TreeHouse Foods Issues Voluntary Product Recall Due to Possible Health Risk
May 03, 2016, 16:05 ET from TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
OAK BROOK, Ill., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today 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.
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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, 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. (CST).
Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes
May 03, 2016 04:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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:
Best By Date
Dakota’s Best Biggy'z
|Roasted and Salted|
|Planters Sunflower||3 oz.||029000012714||7065A3, 7065B3, 7065C3||03/06/2017|
|Kernels||7066A3, 7066B3, 7066C3||03/07/2017|
|7067A3, 7067B3, 7067C3||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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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:
“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 with Listeria 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.”
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.
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