First Source Expanded Recall Of “Various Products Containing Sunflower Kernels Received From Our Supplier Sunopta” Because Of Possible Health Risk

First Source Expanded Recall Of “Various Products Containing Sunflower Kernels Received From Our Supplier Sunopta” Because Of Possible Health Risk

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First Source Expanded Recall Of “Various Products Containing Sunflower Kernels Received From Our Supplier Sunopta” Because Of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release
June 3, 2016
Contact
Consumers
716-389-0264
Media
Joe Margarucci
716-389-0264

Announcement
FIRST SOURCE of Tonawanda, NY, is recalling the following items because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:
• 15 LBS Alpine Valley Fitness Mix with distribution dates between 06/4/15-5/31/16
• 15 LBS Alpine Valley Yogurt Fruit/Nut Mix with distribution dates between 06/4/15-5/31/16
• 15 LBS Alpine Valley Sunshine Cranberry Delight with distribution dates between 06/4/15-5/31/16
• 15 LBS Alpine Valley Oriental Delight with distribution dates between 06/4/15-5/31/16
• Alpine Valley Oriental Snack Mix 4oz with Best By dates between 02/04/16-01/31/17
• Alpine Valley Yogurt Trail Mix 4oz with Best By dates between 02/04/16-01/31/17
• Alpine Tub Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 10.25oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Alpine Tub Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 10.25oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Earth Fare Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 16oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Earth Fare Roasted and Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 16oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Flave Beach Retreat Trail Mix 18.5oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Flave Fitness Mix 8oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Flave Hiker’s Haven Trail Mix 21.5 oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Flave Tropical Trail Mix 8oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Flave Oriental Delight Mix 6oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Flave Sunflower Seeds 7.5oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Gonzo 2 Go Sunshine Cranberry Delight 4.5oz with Lot Codes 14152171, 14153551, 14152441 14160402 &
• 14161321
• Gonzo 2 Go Fitness Mix 5oz with Lot Codes 14152171, 14152441, 14153561, 14160292, 14160641, & 14160991
• Foodhold USA Tub Cranberry Almond Trail Mix with Best By dates between 03/04/16-02/28/17
• SSP Fitness Mix Tub 10oz with Lot Codes 14152401 & 14152751
• Stewarts Sunshine Cranberry Delite 5oz with Best By dates between 03/04/16-02/28/17
• Tops square tub Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernels 10.25oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Tops square tub Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernels 10.25oz with Best By dates between 06/04/16-05/31/17
• Tops square tub Sunshine Cranberry Delite 20oz with Best By dates between 03/04/16-02/28/17
• Wegmans square tub Fitness Mix 12/20oz with Best By dates between 03/04/16-02/28/17
• Wegmans square tub Sunshine Cranberry Delight 12/20oz with Best By dates between 03/04/16-02/28/17
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.
The recalled items were distributed in the following states via retail stores: IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV & SC, between 6/4/2015 and 5/31/2016.
Currently, there are two possible illnesses being investigated in connection with this recall.
The potential for contamination was noted after we received notification from our sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta pertaining to positive Listeria monocytogenesresults.
Consumers who have purchased any of these items are urged to destroy the product. If customers have further distributed any of these items, please immediately contact your accounts, advise them of the recall situation, and have them return their outstanding recalled stocks to you and maintain and share your record of the destruction of these items. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-716- 389-0264, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, ET.
Original Press Announcement
* 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/ucm505081.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery