Planters & Dakota’s Sunflower Seed Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: Planters & Dakota's Sunflower Seed Recall [US]SunOpta recalls certain batch/lots of Planters brand Sunflower Seeds and Dakota’s Best Biggy’s brand Sunflower Seeds due to suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Sunflower Seeds are subject to this recall:

  • Dakota’s Best Biggy’s Roasted and Salted Sunflower Seeds, 16 ounce package; lot number code: FEB-11-17C2; best-by date: 02/11/2017; UPC: 834648001484
  • Planters Sunflower Kernels, three (3) ounce package; lot number codes: 7065A3, 7065B3, 7065C3, 7066A3, 7066B3, 7066C3, 7067A3, 7067B3 and 7067C3; best-by dates: 03/06/2017, 03/07/2017 and 03/08/2017; UPC: 029000012714

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional brand variation of the recalled Sunflower Seeds are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the FDA, the recalled Sunflower Seeds were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with best-by dates located on the front or back of the packages. Both products were produced at SunOpta’s Crookston, Minnesota facility between the dates of February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Sunflower Seeds, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-877-237-4374 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Standard Time or by e-mail at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Listeria monocytogenes contamination, please search for “Listeria” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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