Expanded Voluntary Recall on Certain Backroad Country Brand Sunflower Kernel Products
For Immediate Release
May 31, 2016
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Troyer® Cheese Inc, under advice from its packaging facility concerning, CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PREPACK, HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PREPACKAGED, PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PREPACKAGED, WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PREPACKAGED, SUNFLOWER SEEDS R&S PREPACKAGED AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS R&S BULK is recalling a limited number of products that 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 sufcfer 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.
A limited number of the following products, under the Backroad Country brand, are being voluntarily recalled:
CODE DESCRIPTION SIZE PRODUCT/CASE BARCODE BEST IF USED BY
15359 CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PPK 12/9 OZ 0 49646 11038 4 May 2017
15356 HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PPK 12/9 OZ 0 49646 10090 3 May 2017
15318 WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PPK 12/6 OZ 0 49646 12073 4 May 2017
15372 PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PPK 12/7 OZ 0 49646 12079 6 May 2017
15301 SUNFLOWER SEEDS R&S PPK 12/7 OZ 0 49646 11219 7 May 2017
2160 SUNFLOWER SEEDS R & S BULK 1/30 LB 1 13671 02091 5 May 2017
Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and are marked with Best By dates located on the front or back of the packages.
The products were packaged at Amish Wedding Foods and distributed by Troyer Cheese, Inc., between the dates of February 18, 2016 and May 24, 2016. Shipments were to the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV.
Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Troyer Cheese Inc. is voluntarily recalling all affected products in an abundance of caution. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may call 1-877-343-1614 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Initial 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.