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Nu Life Market Voluntarily Recalls Sun Life Sunflower Spread Because of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

June 2, 2016



Sun Life


Nu Life Market of Scott City, Kansas is voluntarily recalling approximately 300 jars of its three flavors of Sun Life brand Sunflower Spread packaged in a 12 ounce jar because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The Sunflower Spread was distributed in retail stores in Kansas and through online sales between the dates of September 15, 2015 and May 17, 2016. The product comes in a 12 ounce, clear plastic jar with a brown plastic lid. The best by date is located on the top of the brown jar lid. Listed below are details pertaining to the recalled items:

Sun Life Spread FlavorLot#Best ByUPC
Natural Sunflower Spread5266A16/17/2016855881003370
Natural Sunflower Spread5315A18/5/2016855881003370
Natural Sunflower Spread with Maple5225B15/13/2016855881003622
Natural Sunflower Spread with Chocolate5246C15/28/2016855881003615

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution to maintain the health and safety of our consumers. These spreads contain sunflower seeds distributed by our supplier, SunOpta, which notified our company of their potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased these products should discard the product or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers seeking information may email or call 1-866-962-5236 Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Daylight Savings Time.


Product Photos

  • Product image front label Sun Life natural Sunflower Spread creamy 12oz
  • Product image front label Sun Life natural Maple Sunflower Spread creamy 12oz
  • Product image front label Sun Life natural Chocolate Sunflower Spread creamy 12oz

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