Hefty recall from Parkers Farm Acquisition of Coon Rapids, MN

By KBJR News 1

Hefty recall from Parkers Farm Acquisition of Coon Rapids, MN

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 12:33 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Due to Listeria contamination, Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC is issuing a voluntary recall of products.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads produced by Parkers Farm of Coon Rapids, Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) warns that Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

The MDA warns that healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but it can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

It can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. If you think you may have developed any health problems, you are urged to contact your health care provider.

This is because state agriculture department product sampling found some products were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. As of now, there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the products.

You are urged to return these products to the place you purchased them, or discard them:
–16–ounce Parkers peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–34–ounce Parkers peanut butter in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including creamy and crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–12–ounce Parkers spreads in round or square plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including jalapeño and pimento varieties with a sell by date before 9/20/2014.
–8–ounce and 16–ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including sharp cheddar, bacon, onion, smoked cheddar, Swiss almond, horseradish, garlic, port wine, and "Swiss & cheddar" varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–16–ounce Parkers salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including hot, mild, garlic, and fire–roasted varieties with a sell by date before 7/20/2014.
–10–ounce Parkers cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar, port wine, ranch, and "smokey bacon" varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–10–ounce Happy Farms cheese balls (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–16–ounce Happy Farms cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–8–ounce Central Markets cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, horseradish, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–12–ounce and 20–ounce Hy–Top cheese spread in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including pimento and jalapeño varieties with a sell by date before 9/20/2014.
–8–ounce Amish Classic cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap–on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–14–ounce Say Cheez beer cheese in round plastic container (tub with snap on lid), including regular and hot varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–10–ounce Win Schuler original variety cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap) with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–8–ounce,12–ounce, and 14–ounce Bucky Badger cheese spreads (tub with snap–on lid) including cheddar, port wine, bacon, garlic, horseradish, jalapeño, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
–5–pound foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods, cheese spreads and peanut butter with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.
These products were sold at Hy–Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly's, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal–Mart and Brookshire stores, but are not limited to these places. Consumers can contact the company at (800) 869–6685 with any questions.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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