Twin Cities food manufacturer issues voluntary recall due to Listeria contamination

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Twin Cities food manufacturer issues voluntary recall due to Listeria contamination

June 9, 2014 Updated Jun 9, 2014 at 2:27 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain cheese and salsa products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, due to possible contamination with Listeria bacteria.

There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the products.

Consumers who have purchased the following products are urged to return it to the place of purchase or discard it.

The list of recalled products includes:
· 8-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date of 5/21/2015;
· 14-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell by date of 5/20/2015;
· 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 of 9/19/2014;
· 5-pound and 10-pound bulk foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods and cheese spreads with a sell by date of 2/17/2015.

The products are distributed locally under the Parkers Farm label. These products were sold at several retail stores including Cub Foods, Rainbow, County Market, and Kowalski's stores.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea.

Listeriosis can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Listeriosis can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Any consumers who believe they may have become ill after eating the products should contact their health care provider

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