Troyer Cheese Inc. of Millersburg, OH, is recalling nuts and nut mix products distributed to 31 states because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following four products sold under the Backroad Country brand are subject to the recall, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration website:
- Cranberry Nut Delight Mix, 9-ounce packages with code 15359, best-by date of May 2017 and product barcode number 0 49646 11038 4;
- Honey Island Crunch Mix, 9-ounce packages with code 15356, best-by date of May 2017 and product barcode number 0 49646 10090 3;
- Walnut Halves/Pieces, 6-ounce packages with code 15318, best-by date of May 2017 and product barcode number 0 49646 12073 4; and
- Pretzels Peanut Butter, 7-ounce packages with code 15372, best-by date of May 2017 and product barcode number 0 49646 12079 6.
Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and are marked with best-by dates on the front or back of the packages. The products were packaged at Amish Wedding Foods and distributed by Troyer Cheese Inc., between May 6 and May 24. Shipments went to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Troyer Cheese stated in the recall notice that no illnesses had been reported to date in connection with this recal. Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where purchased for a refund or simply discard them, according to the recall notice. Consumers seeking information may call 1-877-343-1614, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and people 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.
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