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Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Creative Snacks Co.
336-668-4151

Announcement

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. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company 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 has been distributed to retailers nationwide and is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk.

These products include:

Item DescriptionUPCLot NumberBest Before Date
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 3.5 oz Snack Bag
8165120151246625030816
6641031516
6659032416
6680033116
6698040516
1/2/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/25/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food - 10 lb. Bulk
8165120130211180031016
4870032116
4895033016
4910040416
 
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 25 lb bulk
n/a1180031016
1205032216
1242033116
 
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup
737094218270306703091611/4/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup
8559830020732675030316
2704031016
2711031416
2766032416
2816040416
10/29/2016
11/5/2016
11/9/2016
11/19/2016
11/30/2016
The Fresh Market
Healthy Snackin’ – 25 lb bulk
 1203032216
1224032916
 
Plentiful Planet
Heart Smart Mix– 25 lb bulk
0306847102851224032916
1156030316
1204032216
 
Publishers Clearing House
Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag
n/a671004121612/8/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags
8165120121306620030316
6627030916
6640031516
6656032416
6673033016
6697040516
12/28/2016
1/3/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/24/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup
8559830020662674030316
2764032416
2819040516
10/29/2016
11/19/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk
8165120130141183031416
4869032116
4894033016
 
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup
8165120112942741032216
2818040516
11/17/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
8165120114234900033116 
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk
0774204177944891032916 
Creative Snacks Co.
Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk
8165120146531192031716 
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
8165120138924861031816
4881032916
4903033116
 
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
0774200008734869031816 
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup
8165120112182684030716
2742032216
2801033116
11/2/2016
11/17/2016
11/26/2016

There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this recall. Consumers who have purchased affected Creative Snacks Co. products with the Best Before dates listed above should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Best before dates can be found on bottom lower right corner of rigid containers and the back lower right corner of resealable snack bags. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST at 336.668.4151, Lindsay Hancock, Creative Snacks Co.

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Product Photos

  • Creative Snacks Co. BRAIN FOOD, NET WT 3.5 OZ (99.2g)
  • Photo of Brain Food product
  • Heart Smart Mix, bag
  • Photo of Heart Smart Mix product

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