Planters_Sunflower_KernelsSunOpta is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

The products were produced at SunOpta’s Crookston, Minn. facility between the dates of February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016. No illnesses have been reported to date, but in an abundance of caution SunOpta is recalling the products.

Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with Best By Dates located on the front or back of the packages. Listed below are details regarding the recalled items:

Product Description



Lot #

Best By Date

Dakota’s Best Biggy’z

16 oz. 834648001484 FEB-11-17C2 02/11/2017
Roasted and Salted
Planters Sunflower 3 oz. 029000012714 7065A3, 7065B3, 7065C3 03/06/2017
Kernels 7066A3, 7066B3, 7066C3 03/07/2017
7067A3, 7067B3, 7067C3 03/08/2017

Recalled products were distributed to distribution centers between February 22, 2016 and February 25, 2016 in Illinois and North Dakota, and may be redistributed to other states nationwide.