This just in -- put down the salsa and the peanut butter and listen up. Parker Farms, a food company whose products are sold at Target, Whole Foods, Costco, and other grocery stores, is issuing a recall of most of its products. The Minnesota-based company made this decision after authorities discovered that sample products in their line were found to contain traces of listeria.
Are any potentially dangerous foods still sitting on your shelves? Here's what you need to know!
1. The recall applies to a wide assortment of Parker Farms products, under their banner or the Say Cheez or Bucky Badger emblem. All varieties of their cheese spreads, salsa, and peanut butter lines are all at risk and under recall.
2. Foods in the recall will bear the Best By dates ranging from 09/20/14 (September 20, 2014) to 03/20/15 (March 20, 2015).
3. Suspected items might marked under the following branding: Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger.
4. The products might not have visible signs of disease. You are still urged to throw them away or return them to the store where you bought them originally.
5. Consumers with questions or requests for refunds can contact Parker at (800) 869-6685 or at www.parkersfarm.com.
Eating products that contain Listeria can cause listeriosis. This isn't common, but when it happens, it can be serious. Listeriosis causes fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness, and nausea. Sometimes it can cause fatal infections, especially in infants or the elderly. With listeriosis, pregnant women are at risk of miscarriage.
Do you eat Parker Farm products? Does this recall affect you?
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