Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds

Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds

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Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2016
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Consumers
Creative Snacks Co.
336-668-4151

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Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is recalling 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 voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 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 6625030816
6641031516
6659032416
6680033116
6698040516 1/2/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/25/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 10 lb. Bulk 816512013021 1180031016
4870032116
4895033016
4910040416
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 25 lb bulk n/a 1180031016
1205032216
1242033116
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup 737094218270 3067030916 11/4/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup 855983002073 2675030316
2704031016
2711031416
2766032416
2816040416 10/29/2016
11/5/2016
11/9/2016
11/19/2016
11/30/2016
The Fresh Market
Healthy Snackin’ – 25 lb bulk 1203032216
1224032916
Plentiful Planet
Heart Smart Mix– 25 lb bulk 030684710285 1224032916
1156030316
1204032216
Publishers Clearing House
Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag n/a 6710041216 12/8/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags 816512012130 6620030316
6627030916
6640031516
6656032416
6673033016
6697040516 12/28/2016
1/3/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/24/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup 855983002066 2674030316
2764032416
2819040516 10/29/2016
11/19/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk 816512013014 1183031416
4869032116
4894033016
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup 816512011294 2741032216
2818040516 11/17/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 816512011423 4900033116
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk 077420417794 4891032916
Creative Snacks Co.
Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk 816512014653 1192031716
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 816512013892 4861031816
4881032916
4903033116
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk 077420000873 4869031816
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup 816512011218 2684030716
2742032216
2801033116 11/2/2016
11/17/2016
11/26/2016
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 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 resealable 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.
* 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/ucm499725.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery