RECALL: Listeria risk for Parkers Farm Inc. products - KMSP-TV

RECALL: Listeria risk for Parkers Farm Inc. products

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COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KMSP) -

Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Inc. is asking customers not to consume any products within code date because a variety of spreads and cheeses could be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture alerted consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads after state sampling tests determined some of the finished products were contaminated.

A full list of the recalled products can be found below. Customers who have purchased recalled products may either return them to the point of purchase for credit or discard them.

Customers can also call 1-800-869-6685 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST for more information.

PEANUT BUTTER

• 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

SPREADS AND SALSA

• 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

• 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

CHEESE

• 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

• 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

RETAILERS

Parkers Farm products are distributed nationwide at several retail stores, including:

- ALDI
- Brookshire
- Byerly's
- Costco
- Cub
- Hy-Vee
- Lunds
- Price Chopper
- Nash Finch
- Rainbow
- Target
- Walmart
- Whole Foods

SYMPTOMS OF LISTERIA

No illnesses associated with the recall have been reported so far; however, Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

Anyone who has already consumed one of the affected products should be aware that a healthy person will usually experience short-term symptoms that include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Pregnant women should be especially cautious as Listeria infections can be passed on to the fetus even when the mother shows no symptoms. In utero infections have been known to cause premature delivery and can result in serious health complications for a newborn, miscarriage or stillbirth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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