C. J. Dannemiller Co. Annouces Recall of “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted and Salted” and “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted No Salt” Because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes

C. J. Dannemiller Co. Annouces Recall of “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted and Salted” and “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted No Salt” Because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes

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C. J. Dannemiller Co. Annouces Recall of “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted and Salted” and “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted No Salt” Because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2016
Contact
Consumers
1-800-624-8671

Announcement
C. J. Dannemiller Co. is recalling SunOpta 50# bags and 30# cases of roasted sunflower kernels roasted and salted, and sunflower kernels roasted no salt because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. Listeria 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 recalled Sun Opta Roasted Sunflower kernels – roasted and salted and Sun Opta Roasted No Salt were distributed in the following states: AR, VA, IN, MI in bulk packaging between Feb.22, 2016 and May 17, 2016.
The product comes in a 50 lb, White paper bag marked with the lot codes: 8B6M17, 8D6M12, 8D6M11. Lot code is located on the top center of the bag or in a 30 lb. brown corrugated case with MFG DATE of 3/21/16 or 3/28/16. MFG DATE is on the product label.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
(Listeria 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. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov.)
Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 50 lbs. bags of the recalled product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-624-8671 M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. 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/ucm503080.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery