General Updates

Hickory Harvest Foods Recalls Sunflower Seeds

May 24, 2016

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.

According to our records, there is may have been some of the effected product distributed available to partner agencies in the Foodbank’s MarketPlace.  Please dispose of any sunflower seeds and products containing sunflower seeds out of an abundance of caution.

For more information on this recall, please visit the Foodbank’s website: www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/agency/recalls

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