Parkers Farm Recall 2014: Listeria Fear Takes Certain Peanut Butter And Other Snacks Off Shelves

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Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC issued a voluntary recall after some food might have been contaminated by listeria.

A recall for certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition LLC of Coon Rapids, Minn., was issued on Saturday. According to a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the state agriculture department discovered some of the products that were ready to be sold had been adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

As of now, there have not been any reports of illness in association with consuming some of the Parkers Farm Acquisition products. The food company is cooperating with the MDA investigation, the FDA release said. Parkers Farm Acquisition is voluntarily recalling any products that have a “sell by” date that is listed below. If customers have purchased any of the times below, the FDA has “urged” them to return the items to the place of purchase or discard them.

The list of recalled products includes:

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

According to the FDA, if someone were to consume food that is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, it can result in listeriosis, a rare yet serious disease. Symptoms of listeriosis are fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. It’s unusual for a healthy person to contract the disease, but it could cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly and people who have weakened immune systems.

The FDA noted that listeriosis can sometimes cause miscarriages and stillbirths. If suspect they've become sick after eating the recalled products, they are advised to call their doctors.

The products have been sold nationwide under the following labels: Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger. They are sold at stores like Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart and Brookshire.

The company will answer questions from concerned consumers at (800) 869-6685 or at www.parkersfarm.com

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