About 100 products are being recalled because their sunflower seed ingredient may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which causes the potentially deadly infection listeria.
Among the snacks affected are protein bars, trail mixes and trail mix bars sold at Walmart, Publix, Great Value, Roundy, Meijer, Hyvee and other retailers, Food Safety News reported. Affected brands include Kroger, Market District and Dakota’s Best Biggy’s and Planters, according to the FDA. TreeHouse Foods, Kroger and SunOpta have all issued recall statements indicating the codes and dates of the affected items.
Trader Joe’s also announced Thursday that it’s recalling nearly 34 pounds of its packaged Broccoli Slaw & Kale Salad with White Chicken Meat, Sunflower Seeds, Cranberries, And A Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette, as it also possibly contains contaminated sunflower seeds.
According to the FDA, listeria exposure usually causes mild symptoms in healthy individuals, but infection can lead to serious illness in people who are young, elderly or immunosuppressed.