Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Expanded #foodsafety #recall possible #Listeria #contamination of certain Backroad Country brand Sunflower kernels

Expanded Voluntary Recall on Certain Backroad Country Brand Sunflower Kernel Products

May 31, 2016





Bart Miller


Troyer® Cheese Inc, under advice from its packaging facility concerning, CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PREPACK, HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PREPACKAGED,  PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PREPACKAGED, WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PREPACKAGED, SUNFLOWER SEEDS R&S PREPACKAGED AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS R&S BULK 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 sufcfer 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.
A limited number of the following products, under the Backroad Country brand, are being voluntarily recalled:
15359CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PPK12/9 OZ0 49646 11038 4May 2017
15356HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PPK12/9 OZ0 49646 10090 3May 2017
15318WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PPK12/6 OZ0 49646 12073 4May 2017
15372PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PPK12/7 OZ0 49646 12079 6May 2017
15301SUNFLOWER SEEDS R&S PPK12/7 OZ0 49646 11219 7May 2017
2160SUNFLOWER SEEDS R & S BULK1/30 LB1 13671 02091 5May 2017
Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and are marked with Best By dates located on the front or back of the packages.
The products were packaged at Amish Wedding Foods and distributed by Troyer Cheese, Inc., between the dates of February 18, 2016 and May 24, 2016. Shipments were to the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV.
Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Troyer Cheese Inc. is voluntarily recalling all affected products in an abundance of caution. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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 call 1-877-343-1614 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard 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.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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