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Massive sunflower seed contamination prompts even more recalls

After a national sunflower seed distributor notified their customers that their product could be contaminated, snack food manufacturers nationwide had to follow up with a rash of recalls.

The massive recall has affected grocery stores, health food manufacturers and even restaurants that serve salads with seeds in them.

Click here for the initial story with 40 recall notices.

SunOpta issued a voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016. Since May 16, SunOpta has conducted additional testing on sunflower kernels that extended beyond the original dates. They found their sunflower kernels were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Now, even more recalls are being announced.

The following companies have had to recall their products that could contain those seeds (click on each recall for more information):

Atlantic Spice Recalls Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

Figi's Issues Recall Alert Due To Possible Health Risk

Sunflower kernel recall impacts Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars & Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars

Eillien's Candies Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Various Sizes and Brands of Snack Products Containing Roasted-Salted Sunflower Kernels and Roasted-Unsalted Sunflower Kernels Due to Possible Health Risk

Earnest Eats Recalls Earnest Eats Dark Chocolate Almond Chewy Granola Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Kroger Supplier Expands Sunflower Products Recall

Kashi Company Expands Date Codes of Two Products Related to Previously Announced Recall of Snack Bars and Bear Naked Granola

Creative Snacks Co. Issues Further Expanded Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds Due to Possible Health Risk

Honey Bunchie, LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Gourmet Honey Bars That Contain SunOpta Sunflower Kernels due to Possible Health Risk

Update to Frito-Lay Recall of Select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Snacks for Potential Undeclared Peanut Residue Due to Flour Supplier Recall

Previously: Massive sunflower seed contamination prompts several recalls

We will update this story if more recalls are announced.


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