GIANT/MARTIN’S issues voluntary recall of sunflower seed items

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(WPMT) Carlisle, Pa. –  Following a recall by SunOpta, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale Alpine Sunflower products and Store Brand Sunshine Mix tubs due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:
Alpine Roasted & Unsalted Sunflower Kernel Tubs, 10.25 oz., UPC 2363741091 with best by dates between 06/04/16 – 05/31/17
Alpine Roasted & Salted Sunflower Kernel Tubs, 10.25 oz., UPC 2363741090 with best by dates between 06/04/16 – 05/31/17
Store Brand Sunshine Mix Tub, 13 oz., UPC 68826704112 with best by dates between 03/04/16 – 02/28/17
Alpine Valley Oriental Delight purchased in the bulk bin section.

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call SunOpta at 888-886-4428. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.