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Sunflower kernel supplier juggles executives in wake of recalls

The Canadian food company behind the massive Listeria-related recall of sunflower kernels that has led to secondary recalls of dozens of snack products from the likes of Planters, Kellogg, Nature Valley and Trader Joe’s is shuffling executives in an effort to clean up operations and prepare the company for possible sale. Top leaders of SunOpta… Continue Reading

Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concerns

More snack products are under recall because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination of sunflower kernels from Ontario-based SunOpta Inc. Figi’s Companies Inc. of Marshfield, WI, is recalling two of its products in a total of three package styles: 16-ounce Snack Shoppe Hot & Spicy Cajun Snack Mix in a foil bag that is contained in… Continue Reading

Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bars

General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc. “The four flavors of Nature Valley bars that are part of the recall were distributed to retail establishments throughout the United States. Consumers… Continue Reading

Atlantic Spice recalls sunflower seed snacks for Listeria risk

Atlantic Spice Company Inc. of North Truro, MA, is recalling its 16-ounce packages of Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted, Tropical Mix and Cranberry Health Mix snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company stated that no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for… Continue Reading

SunOpta sunflower kernels prompt two more recalls

Two more food companies have announced recalls of their products containing sunflower kernels processed by SunOpta in Crookston, MN. The recalls, announced Monday, are due to the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the recalled products. Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, NC, stated that the company has expanded its May 5 recall of specific lot codes of bulk… Continue Reading

Post recalls cereal because of recalled sunflower seeds

Post brand Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds cereal is being recalled because of possible listeria contamination of sunflower kernels supplied by SunOpta Inc. The Post recall is one of dozens related to sunflower kernels and seeds supplied by the Toronto-based SunOpta, which began recalling products May 4 because of Listeria monocytogenes. The… Continue Reading

Bounce energy balls recalled in U.S., U.K. because of Listeria

Bounce USA of Bend, OR, is voluntary recalling the Bounce Apple Cinnamon Protein Punch Energy Balls — newly named Apple Cinnamon Protein Energy Balls — because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall was initiated when the supplier, SunOpta, notified the Oregon company of its expanded sunflower kernels recall due to the possibility that some… Continue Reading

Paleo Bars added to sunflower kernel Listeria recall list

NoGii is voluntarily recalling its Nuts About Berries Paleo Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. “The company has received no reports of illness to date but is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods,” according to the… Continue Reading