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Parkers Farm recalls several food products

Parkers Farm is voluntarily recalling some of the its peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads due to possible listeria contamination. (www.parkersfarm.com)
March 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Minnesota company is recalling some of its peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads due to listeria contamination.

The products are distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler and Bucky Badger labels.

No illnesses have been reported, but the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is asking people to avoid 15 products ranging from salsa dips to peanut butter.

The list of recalled products had various sell-by dates and 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 jalape?o 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 jalape?o 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, jalape?o, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015; and

- 5-pound foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods, cheese spreads and peanut butter with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.

In a letter posted online, Parkers Farm said the action is being taken as a precaution.

Consumers who bought these products are urged to return them to the store or throw them away.

The recalled products were sold at several stores, including Target, Whole Foods, Costco and Wal-Mart.

Listeria is a serious illness that includes fever and muscle aches, often with other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Consumers with questions can contact the company at (800) 869-6659 or the website www.parkersfarm.com.


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