Atlantic Spice Company Inc., a North Truro, Massachusetts corporation, has announced that it is recalling three snack mix with sunflower seeds due to the potential that they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Atlantic Spice Company Inc. Recalls Three Snack Mixes
The recalled snack mixed were distributed nationally through mail orders and locally in the company’s retail store.
The 16 ounce, clear plastic packages marked with the numbers 15 and 11 at the top right and lot numbers on the bottom right.
Recalled Products and Lot Numbers
The products, product numbers associated lot numbers linked to this recall are as follows:
- Sunflower Seeds Roasted Salted
- Product #746
- Lot #1772
- Tropical Mix Lot
- Product #929
- Lot #1771
- Cranberry Health Mix Lot
- Product #1947
- Lot #1751
The products involved in this recall are linked to the SunOpta Sunflower Seed Recall, which has led to numerous “downstream” recalls – in other words, products recalled because one of their ingredients has already been recalled – in the past few months.
Listeria: Different Demographics, Different Effects
Listeria, when found in generally healthy individuals, causes symptoms such as stiffness (particularly in the neck), high fever, severe headache, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.
Listeria infections in the elderly, young children, or those with otherwise compromised immune systems may prove fatal, and Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
A person who contracts a Listeria infection, also known as listeriosis, can be treated with antibiotics. Any person in one of the higher-risk categories listed above that experiences non-specific symptoms – for example, fatigue and aches – along with fever within two months of eating food known to be contaminated with Listeria should seek medical care immediately and inform the health care provider of the fact that they consumed contaminated food.