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Voluntary recall issued for multiple Parkers Farm snack foods

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on several varieties of snack foods produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition.

During a routine product sampling conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, it was determined that some of the finished products that were produced by Parkers Farm, were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

There have not been any reports of illness associated with consumption of these products. Parkers Farm is cooperating with the MDA investigation and has issued a voluntary recall of all products with the "sell by" dates listed below. Consumers who have purchased certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads are urged to avoid eating them, and return them to the place they were purchased 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 food service products including cold pack cheese foods, cheese spreads and peanut butter with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.

The products have been distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger labels. These products are sold at several retail stores including but not limited to: Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly's, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart, and Brookshire stores.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, which is an uncommon but potentially serious disease that is carries symptoms of fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. It can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at (800)869-6685 or at www.parkersfarm.com. Consumers are also encouraged to sign up for recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts at www.fda.gov/safety/recalls.

Any consumers who believe they may have become ill after consuming any of the mentioned products, should contact their health provider.

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