Several dips and spreads recalled over possible listeria contamination

(SCRIPPS) - Various dips and spreads packaged by a Minnesota company and sold at Target, Whole Foods, Costco and other stores nationwide are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination.

Produced by Parkers Farm Inc., in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, the products included in the recall are peanut butters, dips, spreads, cheeses and salsas. According to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, the items were packaged under the brand names Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler and Bucky Badger labels.

The recalled products all have "sell by" dates of March 20, 2015 or earlier.

So far, the FDA reported on Saturday, there have been no reports of anyone getting sick from the recalled products. The voluntary recall was issued after Minnesota Department of Agriculture product sampling determined some of the finished products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an illness marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. It can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. It may also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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

Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the company at (800) 869-6685 or the website: www.parkersfarm.com.

Full list of recalled products from the FDA:

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

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