Sunflower-seed product recalled due to listeria concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A recall due a possible listeria contamination has expanded to products containing sunflower seeds from a Minnesota-based company.

The recall was issued for at least 24 states, including California, although no illnesses have been reported to be linked to the products.

Certain products made by Planters, Sunrich Naturals, and Papa John’s Salads and Produce are included in the recall.

The potentially-affected sunflower seeds were produced by SunOpta.

The recall affects Planters and Sunrich Naturals sunflower kernels made between the dates of February 1 and April 21.

The FDA is urging consumers who bought any of these items matching these descriptions to promptly throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.

Listeria, also known by its scientific name of Listeria monocytogenes, can sometimes cause a serious infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract.

The infection can cause short-term problems such as a high fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea, headaches, stiffness and nausea.

A complete list of products can be found on the FDA’s website.

CNN contributed to this report

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