Nu Life Market Voluntarily Recalls Sun Life Sunflower Spread Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2016
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Nu Life Market of Scott City, Kansas is voluntarily recalling approximately 300 jars of its three flavors of Sun Life brand Sunflower Spread packaged in a 12 ounce jar because they 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 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 Sunflower Spread was distributed in retail stores in Kansas and through online sales between the dates of September 15, 2015 and May 17, 2016. The product comes in a 12 ounce, clear plastic jar with a brown plastic lid. The best by date is located on the top of the brown jar lid. Listed below are details pertaining to the recalled items:
Sun Life Spread Flavor Lot# Best By UPC
Natural Sunflower Spread 5266A1 6/17/2016 855881003370
Natural Sunflower Spread 5315A1 8/5/2016 855881003370
Natural Sunflower Spread with Maple 5225B1 5/13/2016 855881003622
Natural Sunflower Spread with Chocolate 5246C1 5/28/2016 855881003615
No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution to maintain the health and safety of our consumers. These spreads contain sunflower seeds distributed by our supplier, SunOpta, which notified our company of their potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased these products should discard the product or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers seeking information may email [email protected] or call 1-866-962-5236 Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Daylight Savings Time.
* 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/ucm504978.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery