The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that SunOpta and TreeHouse Foods have issued recalls for sunflower kernel products and sunflower kernel-containing products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Although no illnesses have been associated with the products being recalled by SunOpta and TreeHouse Foods, people are urged to not consume them. The products can be identified by their product descriptions, UPC codes, best-by dates, and packaging images. • SunOpta: product information and images of packaging • TreeHouse Foods: product information | images of packaging Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer 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.
The recalled products can be returned to their places of purchase for full refunds. SunOpta customers can contact SunOpta at email@example.com or 1-888-886-4428 for more information. TreeHouse Foods customers can contact TreeHouse Foods at 1-800-756-5781 for more information.