The Oregon Food Bank is recalling more than 60,000 pounds of donated pumpkin seeds because they could be contaminated with Listeria.
Earlier this week, the food bank recalled donated chia seeds that may have included rodent droppings. The chia seeds and pumpkin seeds were given to the food bank on the same donation.
No illnesses have been reported by either foods, but food bank officials say they found rodent droppings in chia seed donations still at their warehouse.
The pumpkin seeds were distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Wash. as well as area food banks and food pantries. They were distributed in 1-pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure OR a Kale Joy plastic bag. They were distributed between Nov. 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018.
Oregon Food Bank has initiated a Class II recall of 22,201 pounds of chia seeds, which were donated to the food bank based in Portland. The product may be contaminated with rodent droppings. While no known illnesses have been associated with this product, use or consumption may present a health hazard to consumers.
The chia seeds were distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington through the Oregon Food Bank Network of regional food banks and participating food pantries. The product was distributed in one-pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or a re-sealable pouch. All chia seeds distributed in the described packaging between November 1, 2017 and March 9, 2018 are included. See attached product labels for ease of identification.