Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc.'s subsidiary, Sunrise
Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic
dark sweet pitted cherry products due to the potential to be
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can
cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or
elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although
healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high
fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea,
listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant
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Great Value Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherries (Photo: SunOpta)
This recall includes certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry
products distributed from Sunrise Growers' facility in Edwardsville,
Kansas on August 10, 2017. The issue was discovered during routine
testing by Sunrise Growers. No illnesses related to the consumption of
these products have been reported.
Ninety cases of Great Value Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry products
are being recalled. The products are packaged in 32 ounce printed
plastic zip top bags and marked with a Best By Date of 08/10/19 on the
back of the bag. The UPC code is 078742126166 and the lot code is
FED722211 or FED722212.
These recalled products were distributed to a customer distribution
center in Louisiana and may have been redistributed to stores in
Louisiana and Mississippi. The affected retail customer has been
notified of this recall and instructed to remove any recalled product
from retail store shelves and inventories.
Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who
purchased these products may take them back to the store where they
purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking
information may email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-800-854-1988 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on organic,
non-genetically modified ("non-GMO") and specialty foods. SunOpta
specializes in the sourcing, processing and packaging of organic and
non-GMO food products, integrated from seed through packaged products;
with a focus on strategic vertically integrated business models.
SunOpta's organic and non-GMO food operations revolve around value-added
grain, seed, fruit and vegetable based product offerings, supported by a
global sourcing and supply infrastructure.
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Source: SunOpta Inc.
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