Why not: Listeria in sunflower kernels

SunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

sunopta.sunflower.kernels.16The products were produced at SunOpta’s Crookston, Minn. facility between the dates of February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with Best By Dates located on the front or back of the packages. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Best By Date
Dakota’s Best Biggy’s Roasted and Salted Kernels 16 oz. 834648001484 FEB-11-17C2 02/11/2017
Planters Sunflower Kernels 3 oz. 029000012714 7065A3, 7065B3, 7065C3
7066A3, 7066B3, 7066C3
7067A3, 7067B3, 7067C3
03/06/2017
03/07/2017
03/08/2017

Recalled products were distributed to distribution centers between February 22, 2016 and February 25, 2016 in Illinois and North Dakota, and may be redistributed to other states nationwide.

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 email contactus@sunopta.com or call 1-877-237-4374 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time.

  • JPBaley

    Keep looking as the recall expands. More and more products are being recalled since SunOpta sold the sunflower seeds in bulk to repackers and supermarket chains.