Updated: May 9, 2016
Foster’s affected by Creative Snacks Co. Recall
May 9th, 2016
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is recalling specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. SunOpta, their sunflower seed supplier, has issued a voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016.
Listeria monocytogenes 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. It is worth noting that no illnesses have been reported to date and that the recall is a precautionary measure.
Creative Snacks is recalling all products that contain the SunOpta sunflower seeds in question. The product being recalled is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk.
All Foster’s Food Fair-IGA locations, as well as Bay Market carry some of the recalled Creative Snacks products. Please see details below:
For a full list of all recalled items, please visit the FDA’s website.
We encourage all customers who have purchased items listed above from any of our Foster’s Food Fair-IGA or Bay Market locations to check both the “Best By” dates and lot codes, and to return affected product for a full refund. Please discontinue consumption.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email ([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).