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Updated: Hickory Harvest Expands Recall of Certain Sunflower Kernel Products Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes

For Immediate Release

June 3, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Consumers Customer Service
Service askus2@hickoryharvest.com
1-800-448-6887

Media

Joe Swiatkowski
joe@hickoryharvest.com
330-644-6266

Announcement

Akron, OH, – Hickory Harvest Foods, under advice from its sunflower kernel supplier, SunOpta, is expanding their recall of a limited number of products that 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. These items are in addition to the items recalled on May 4, 2016 and May 20, 2016.

The additional products were packaged at, or distributed from Hickory Harvest between the dates of June 22,2015 and May 31,2016. Shipments were to the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, lA, 10, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, Ml, MO, MS, MT, NC, NO, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SO, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WY. No illnesses have been reported to date, but in an abundance of caution Hickory Harvest is recalling all affected products.

Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and deli tubs and are marked with Best By Dates located on the front or back of the packages. Listed below are details regarding the additional recalled items:

Product DescriptionSizeUPCBest By Date
Hickory Harvest Sweet and Salty Trail Mix4.5oz.0-36232-06075-5010216
042916
050516
052716
071416
071516
080416
101516
111616
Hickory Harvest Foods Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels5 oz.0-36232-07704-6030316
040916
042316
043016
052716
071216
080316
081316
101216
Hickory Harvest Foods Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels10oz.0-36232-07703-9013016
030906
030916
031016
032516
035216
042216
042916
050416
053116
060216
062216
062316
062516
070816
081216
081816
092816
101916
122516
122816
Hickory Harvest Foods Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels11 oz.0-36232-07702-2011117
012916
031816
053116
061816
081816
081916
102716
Hickory Harvest Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel Car Cup7 oz.0-36232-07716-9102816
110116
111616
111716
Heinens Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel10 oz.0-36232-07703-9022516
030916
032416
032516
032916
041416
052416
052516
052916
070816
081816
101916
122816
Heinens Roasted NoSalt Sunflower Kernel10oz.0-36232-07707-7020416
021316
022116
032415
032416
052516
062416
070816
081816
100816
101416
Hickory Harvest Roasted NoSalt Sunflower Kernel10oz.0-36232-07707-7022116
030916
032116
032416
032516
042616
042916
060216
061516
070816
071916
091416
101416
IM Good Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel1.6oz.7-93724-80218-9022617
050316
061116
070716
071716
080716
081316
082716
110816
Amish Farms Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel5.5oz.8-55993-20018-6070916
081216
100716
112516
Raylicious Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel1.5oz.8-55291-00192-8041417
041517
041617
070216
081416
110816
121216
Liberty Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel3oz.6-08819-35672-3011517
021217
030817
030917
041617
071616
071716
081316
091116
102916
120516
120715
Sheetz Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel3.5oz.7-59465-00784-9012617
012717
030117
031917
061816
070916
071316
083116
091516
101416
110316
110516
112016
120116
121816
Superior Brokerage Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernel Car Cup7 oz.8-10222-02129-1Pack Date:
16046
16048
16049
16075
Superior Brokerage Roasted Salted Sunflower Kernels9oz.8-10222-02022-5Pack Date:
15224
15237
15243
15272
15280
15285
15313
15314
15324
Superior Brokerage No Salt Sunflower Kernels9oz.8-10222-02140-6Pack Date:
15246
15265
15281
15295
15315
15317
15320
15322
 

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email askus2@hickoryharvest.com or call1-877-237-4374 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time.

Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Please contact Hickory Harvest at askus2@hickoryharvest.com to arrange for disposal or return of the product.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Company provided the following statement:

"We are dedicated to producing the highest quality and safest snacks for our customers, as their safety is our top priority. Therefore, we are following the advice of our supplier and issuing a voluntary recall on certain sunflower kernel products that are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Fortunately, there have been no consumer illnesses reported. Hickory Harvest Foods is working with its customers and the FDA to ensure the products are removed from commerce as quickly as possible."

About Hickory Harvest Foods

Hickory Harvest Foods, Inc., The Good Snack People, offers the largest selection of healthy and salty snacks in a variety of packaging options. Hickory Harvest Foods sells wholesale product under its own brand, the I.M. Good Snacks brand as well as private brands to grocery stores/mass retail, convenience/travel stores, distributors, food manufacturers, gift companies and fundraising organizations. Located in Akron, Ohio since 1972, the company has a proud history of retaining long-time employees that are dedicated to producing the best quality in the industry.

Initial Press Release

First Expanded Press Release

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Product Photos

  • Product label Hickory Harvest Foods Sweet & Salty Trail Mix 4.5 oz
  • Product label Superior Snacks Salted Sunflower Kernels 9 oz
  • Product label Superior Snacks Salted Sunflower Kernels 7 oz
  • Product label Superior Snacks No Salt Sunflower Kernels 9 oz

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