TreeHouse Foods/Flagstone Foods announces recall of select sunflower seeds

On June 1, 2016, TreeHouse Foods/Flagstone Foods, the manufacturers of Wellsley Farms Gourmet Snack Collection Sunflower Seeds, expanded its recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower kernels contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria). 

 This follows the announcement on June 1, 2016, by our supplier SunOpta of its expanded recall of sunflower kernels which have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. 

Listeria 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.

Please see chart below for the affected products corresponding UPC codes and ‘Best By’ dates. Although all of these best by dates have past we are still notifying the public out of an abundance of caution. There have not been any confirmed illnesses related to the affected products. 

 

Product

Lot Code

Item No.

Qty. Shipped

UPC

Best By Date

Size

Pack

Wellsley Farms gourmet Snack Collection Sunflower Seeds

187x546

3142160

800

400000260617

3/6/2016

18

12

Wellsley Farms gourmet Snack Collection Sunflower Seeds

196x545

3142160

417

400000260617

3/15/2016

18

12

Wellsley Farms gourmet Snack Collection Sunflower Seeds

208X546

3142160

1,503

400000260617

3/27/2016

18

12

Wellsley Farms gourmet Snack Collection Sunflower Seeds

268X546

3142160

403

400000260617

4/20/2016

18

12

Wellsley Farms gourmet Snack Collection Sunflower Seeds

232X546

3142160

700

400000260617

4/20/2016

18

12

 

If you still have packages in your pantry or on your shelves with dates that match one of the “Best If Used By” dates, please do not eat them. For a full refund please return the package to your BJ’s Club. For additional information please contact the SunOpta consumer hotline at 1-888-886-4428.