Creative Snacks Co. Issues Further Expanded Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds Due to Possible Health Risk

Creative Snacks Co. Issues Further Expanded Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds Due to Possible Health Risk

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Creative Snacks Co. Issues Further Expanded Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2016
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Creative Snacks Co.
336-668-4151

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Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is expanding their recall of specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a further expanded voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between May 31, 2015 and January 31, 2016. Listeria monocytogenes 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. It is worth noting that no illnesses have been reported to date and that the recall is a precautionary measure.
Creative Snacks is recalling all products that contain the SunOpta sunflower seeds in question. The product being recalled has been distributed to retailers nationwide and is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk.
These products include:
Item Description UPC Lot Number Best Before Date
Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 3.5 oz Snack Bag 816512015124 6496010816
6487010416
6457121015
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6634120115
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6584110215
6516011516
6564102215
6531011916
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6555012816
6515081015
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6504080415
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6504080315
6500073015
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6454070715
6467071515
6483072415
6487072715
6625030816
6641031516
6659032416
6680033116
6698040516
61316
61352 11/3/2016
10/30/2016
10/5/2016
9/28/2016
9/26/2016
9/7/2016
8/28/2016
11/10/2016
8/17/2016
11/14/2016
7/31/2016
7/26/2016
7/25/2016
7/21/2016
6/30/2016
11/23/2016
6/5/2016
12/4/2016
5/30/2016
12/7/2016
5/29/2016
5/25/2016
12/19/2016
5/2/2016
5/10/2016
5/19/2016
5/22/2016
1/2/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/25/2017
1/30/2017
3/6/2017
3/10/2017
Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – Virgin Air – 3.5 oz Snack Bag 816512015124 6493010616
6497010816
6478122315
6619111915
6612111815
6613111815
6500011116
6532012016 11/1/2016
11/3/2016
10/18/2016
9/14/2016
9/13/2016
9/13/2016
11/6/2016
11/15/2016
Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 10 lb. Bulk 816512013021 4632112015
4554101215
4403080615
1362070615
1404072015
1441073015
4403080615
1473081015
1614082415
1642090315
1664091015
1706092315
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4554101215
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4632112015
1911120315
1987010516
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1180031016
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4910040416
1285041316
61331
The Fresh Market Brain Food – 25 lb bulk n/a 1404072015
1072020416
1180031016
1285041316
1180031016
1205032216
1242033116
1285041316
61240
The Fresh Market Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup 737094218270 3067030916 11/4/2016
Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup 855983002073 2430010716
2417122915
2414122815
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2184081915
2519012816
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61313
61247
9/3/2016
8/25/2016
8/24/2016
8/6/2016
8/5/2016
8/3/2016
7/22/2016
7/13/2016
6/24/2016
9/10/2016
6/16/2016
6/11/2016
9/16/2016
6/4/2016
5/20/2016
5/11/2016
5/5/2016
4/30/2016
4/23/2016
4/15/2016
9/24/2016
3/31/2016
10/7/2016
10/16/2016
10/21/2016
3/26/2016
3/3/2016
3/6/2016
3/10/2016
3/17/2016
3/23/2016
10/29/2016
11/5/2016
11/9/2016
11/19/2016
11/30/2016
12/13/2016
1/5/2017
12/29/2016
Publishers Clearing House – Brain Food – 8 oz bag n/a 6525093015
6475072115 5/27/2016
3/17/2016
The Fresh Market Healthy Snackin’ – 25 lb bulk n/a 1368070715
1150080315
1594081715
1629090115
1733100215
1787102015
1839110915
4655120215
1905120215
4674120915
1932120915
1968121815
1003011116
1077020816
1096021716
1142022616
1167030816
1203032216
1224032916
Plentiful Planet Heart Smart Mix – 25 lb bulk 030684710285 1440073015
1641090315
1796102215
1861111815
1900120115
1224032916
1156030316
1204032216
Publishers Clearing House – Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag n/a 6451070715
6572021016
6710041216
61185 3/3/2016
10/7/2016
12/8/2016
12/23/2016
Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags 816512012130 6453070715
6470071615
6481072215
6514081015
6535082015
6553083115
6576090915
6588091815
6519092915
6522093015
6555102015
6576102815
6607111615
6628112415
6486010416
6511011316
6530011916
6552012816
6587021816
6620030316
6627030916
6640031516
6656032416
6673033016
6697040516
6733041816
61313
61201
61357 5/2/2016
5/11/2016
5/17/2016
6/5/2016
6/15/2016
6/26/2016
7/5/2016
7/14/2016
7/25/2016
7/26/2016
8/15/2016
8/23/2016
9/11/2016
9/19/2016
10/30/2016
11/8/2016
11/14/2016
11/23/2016
12/14/2016
12/28/2016
1/3/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/24/2017
1/30/2017
2/12/2017
3/6/2017
2/23/2017
3/10/2017
Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup 855983002066 2049070715
2079071415
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2165081015
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2250090815
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2516012816
2526020316
2555021016
2583021916
2612022616
2674030316
2764032416
2819040516
2886041516
61188
61162
61242
61324 3/3/2016
3/10/2016
3/17/2016
3/23/2016
3/26/2016
4/2/2016
4/6/2016
4/20/2016
5/5/2016
5/20/2016
5/28/2016
6/4/2016
6/12/2016
6/17/2016
6/24/2016
7/16/2016
7/22/2016
7/28/2016
9/8/2016
9/16/2016
9/24/2016
9/30/2016
10/7/2016
10/16/2016
10/23/2016
10/29/2016
11/19/2016
12/1/2016
12/11/2016
12/23/2016
12/21/2016
12/29/2016
1/6/2017
Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk 816512013014 4337070915
1395071615
1440073015
1486081215
4437082815
1641090315
1668091515
1684091715
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4552101215
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1990010616
1052020116
1073020516
1097021716
1183031416
4869032116
4894033016
61181
Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup 816512011294 2741032216
2818040516
2855041116
2884041516 11/17/2016
12/1/2016
12/7/2016
12/11/2016
Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 816512011423 4900033116
Plentiful Planet Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk 077420417794 4420081715
4469090915
4510092515
4594110415
4820022416
4679121015
4891032916
4926041116
Plentiful Planet Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 077420000880 4410081015
4399080315
4638113015
4708010716
4773020916
4963041916
61268
Creative Snacks Co. Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk 816512014653 1406072115
1142073115
1808102915
1851111615
1927120815
1000011116
1192031716
Creative Snacks Co. Sunny Day Splendor – 10 oz cup 816512010983 2524120415
2930041916 7/31/2016
12/15/2016
Creative Snacks Co. Hold the Salt! – 10 lb bulk 816512011201 1296041516
Creative Snacks Co. Hold the Salt! – 8.5 oz cup 816512011034 2348120815
2934041916 8/4/2016
12/15/2016
Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 816512013892 4745012616
4764012816
4817022416
4590103015
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Plentiful Planet Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 077420000873 4797021116
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4834030216
4683121515
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4639113015
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4419081715
4470090915
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4927041116
4964041916
61268
Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup 816512011218 2468011916
2513012816
2525020316
2554021016
2459011416
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2610022616
2386121715
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2200082515
2174081315
2048070715
2101072215
2684030716
2742032216
2801033116
2885041516
2857041216
61247 9/15/2016
9/24/2016
9/30/2016
10/7/2016
9/10/2016
10/20/2016
10/23/2016
8/13/2016
6/17/2016
6/12/2016
6/2/2016
6/2/2016
5/25/2016
5/8/2016
5/4/2016
4/21/2016
4/9/2016
3/3/2016
3/18/2016
11/2/2016
11/17/2016
11/26/2016
12/11/2016
12/8/2016
12/29/2016

There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall. Consumers who have purchased affected Creative Snacks Co. products with the Best Before dates listed above should not consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Best before dates can be found on bottom lower right corner of rigid containers and the back lower right corner of re-sealable snack bags. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST at 336.668.4151, Lindsay Hancock, Creative Snacks Co.
Original Press Release
* 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/ucm506455.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery