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 contamination was noted in relationship to the SunOpta sunflower seed recall. Atlantic Spice noted that the sale of the recalled lot numbers has been suspended. The recalled snacks were distributed locally in the company’s retail store and nationally through mail orders. The product is sold in 16-ounce clear plastic packages marked with lot numbers, listed below, on the bottom right and with the numbers 15 and 11 at the top right. Product #746 Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted Lot #1772 Product #929 Tropical Mix Lot #1771 Product #1947 Cranberry Health Mix Lot #1751 Consumers who have purchased these snacks are urged to dispose of them. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 508-487-6100, ext. 108, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Listeria is 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.
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