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Vending Nut Co. recalls Sunflower Kernel Products Because Of Possible Health Risks

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Vending Nut Co. recalls Sunflower Kernel Products Because Of Possible Health Risks


Company Announcement Date:
May 11, 2016
FDA Publish Date:
December 01, 2018
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Vending Nut Company
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Vending Nut Company
Product Description:
Product Description
Sunflower kernel products

Company Announcement

Vending Nut Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel 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.

The products were packaged and sold at Vending Nut Company’s Ft. Worth, TX facility between the dates of February 24, 2016 and March 9.

Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with pack dates located on the front packages. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:

Poduct DescriptionSizeUPCLot #Pack Date
Vending Nut Company
Roasted and Salted Sunflower
16 oz.98301-000068B6M0202/24/16

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after Vending Nut Co. was notified by our supplier that the sunflower kernels used were recalled due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may bring them back to our store for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email info@vendingnut.com or call 1-800-429-9260 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.

Customers should check their purchased products to confirm that none of the products are present or available for consumption. Please contact Vending Nut Co. at info@vendingnut.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).


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