Atlantic Spice Recalls Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

Atlantic Spice Recalls Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

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For Immediate Release
June 23, 2016
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(508)487-6100 (508)487-6100 ext. 108
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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, Listeria infection 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 508-487-6100 ext. 108, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm508338.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery