Lipari Foods Sunflower Seed, Mix Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Lipari Foods recalls some Raw Sunflower Seeds, Roasted Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/m2TQw

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm356621.htm

Additional information:Sunflower Seeds
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports there are 52 items known affected by this recall. Please see the following documentation in PDF/Acrobat format for a complete list of products including UPC and lot codes.

Download: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Safety/Recalls/UCM356627.pdf

About Listeria Poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

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