Minnesota company issues widespread recall
A Coon Rapids-based food company issued a widespread voluntary recall of its products this week over concerns they may be contaminated with listeria. Products affected by the recall include peanut butter, several cheese dips and spreads and some salsa. Listeria, a type of bacteria, is rare but potentially deadly. According to Slashfood:
The risk of a healthy adult becoming ill is very small. Short-term symptoms include headache, fever, stiffness nausea, cramping and diarrhea. But the young, frail, elderly and those with compromised immune systems are more susceptible. The bacterium is especially dangerous if eaten by pregnant women as it can cause miscarriages and still births.
News reports say no illnesses have been reported due to the potential contamination. Parkers Farms products are sold at Rainbow, Cub, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart and Target, among other retail outlets.
You can find a more specific listing of the recalled products on Parkers Farms' website.