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Backroad Country brand nuts, nut mixes recalled for Listeria risk

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Core Tip: Troyer Cheese Inc. of Millersburg, OH, is recalling a limited number of nuts and nut mix products which have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
 Troyer Cheese Inc. of Millersburg, OH, is recalling a limited number of nuts and nut mix products which have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products sold under the Backroad Country brand are subject to the recall, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration website:

CODE DESCRIPTION SIZE PRODUCT BARCODE BEST IF USED BY
15359    CRANBERRY NUT DELIGHT MIX PPK 12/9 OZ 0 49646 11038 4 May 2017
15356    HONEY ISLAND CRUNCH MIX PPK 12/9 OZ 0 49646 10090 3 May 2017
15318    WALNUT HALVES/PIECES PPK 12/6 OZ 0 49646 12073 4 May 2017
15372    PRETZELS PEANUT BUTTER PPK 12/7 OZ 0 49646 12079 6 May 2017

This is one of the Backroad Country branded snack products under recall because of potential Listeria contamination. Photos of the other recalled products are available on the FDA website.

Recalled retail items were sold in packaged bags and are marked with best-by dates on the front or back of the packages.

The products were packaged at Amish Wedding Foods and distributed by Troyer Cheese Inc., between the dates of May 6, 2016, and May 24, 2016. Shipments were to the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NY OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI & WV.

Troyer Cheese stated that no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall, and that it was being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where purchased for a refund or simply discard them, according to the recall notice. Consumers seeking information may call 1-877-343-1614, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Retailers and wholesale customers should check their inventories and shelves to confirm that none of the products are present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and people 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 women.

 
 
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