Seeds, Nuts, and Bars Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns
Treehouse Foods is recalling many differently labeled packages of seeds, nuts, and bars containing seeds and nuts which were distributed nationwide due to possible listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported so far, but listeria can be very dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, babies and anyone who is considered "frail."
...voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).
L.mono 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.
Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date. However, TreeHouse is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.
The list of affected products is long, and includes sunflower kernels, almonds, and various protein, fruit and nut bars labelled Southern Grove, Nature's Harvest, Best Choice, Smart Sense, Food Club, Great Value and more. Click HERE for the complete list of products affected.