Bulk Sunflower Seed Recall

Seeds recalled for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

SunOpta, a global supplier of organic, non-GMO, and specialty foods, has expanded its voluntary recall of bulk sunflower seeds due to the potentia for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The seeds were processed at the company’s Crookston, Minn., facility between the dates of February 20, 2016 and April 20, 2016. To date no illnesses have been confirmed. 

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis (commonly called listeria), a serious infection characterized by fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Listeria is sometimes fatal in young children, the frail and elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. 

Affected Products
PLU:  532
Lot Number(s):  8C6M02, 8D6M24, 8C6M09, 8C6M21, 8C6M30, 8D6M20
Other identifying information:  UNFI Item # 707109, 25 lb.
Product description: Bulk RNS Shelled Sunflower Seeds 

If you have purchased this product from the Co-op, please return it for a refund. 

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Ken Davis

Ken Davis is the Co-op's senior copywriter. Email him at kdavis@coopfoodstore.com.