Attention, snackers: tainted sunflower seeds have triggered a sweeping recall of snacks including granola bars and trail mixes produced for Publix and Planters.
On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that a Minnesota-based SunOpta had voluntarily recalled the snacks after finding that some seeds may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may also suffer from short-term symptoms including high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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