Atlantic Spice Company Inc. of North Truro, MA, is recalling it’s 16 ounce packages of Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix snacks because they 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 recalled snacks were distributed locally in our retail store and nationally through mail orders.
The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package marked with lot numbers (listed below) on the bottom right and with the numbers 15 and 11 at the top right.
Product #746 Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted Lot #1772 Product #929 Tropical Mix Lot #1771 Product #1947 Cranberry Health Mix Lot #1751
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The potential for contamination was noted in relationship to the SunOpta Sunflower Seed Recall. The sale of these lot numbers has been suspended.
Consumers who have purchased these snacks are urged to dispose of them. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 508-487-6100 ext. 108, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.