Vending Nut Co. recalls Sunflower Kernel Products Because Of Possible Health Risks
For Immediate Release
May 11, 2016
Vending Nut Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel 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 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 products were packaged and sold at Vending Nut Company’s Ft. Worth, TX facility between the dates of February 24, 2016 and March 9.
Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with pack dates located on the front packages. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:
Poduct Description Size UPC Lot # Pack Date
Vending Nut Company
Roasted and Salted Sunflower 16 oz. 98301-00006 8B6M02 02/24/16
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after Vending Nut Co. was notified by our supplier that the sunflower kernels used were recalled due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may bring them back to our store for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email email@example.com or call 1-800-429-9260 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.
Customers should check their purchased products to confirm that none of the products are present or available for consumption. Please contact Vending Nut Co. at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for disposal or return of the product.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
* 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/ucm500563.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery