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Parkers Farm recalls products for potential Listeria contamination

Press Release

ATLANTA - Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the recall of a dozen Parkers Farm products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Parkers Farm, Inc., Coon Rapids, Minn., is recalling several products that have been distributed to national retail food chains because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes -- an organism that has the potential to cause serious and sometimes fatal infection. 

The recalled products were distributed to national retailers Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Lunds & Byerly's, Target, Whole Foods, Jewel, Dominicks, Marsh, Price Chopper, Shop Rite, Nash Finch, Sams Club, Costco, and Safeway. 

The following products -- sold under the Parkers Farm or Parkers label -- are being recalled.

 16-ounce peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy with sell by dates between 11/14/2010 and 12/31/2010**.

34-ounce peanut butter in round plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are creamy and crunchy with sell by dates between 8/11/2010 and 9/30/2010**.

7-ounce bagel spreads in white plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Garden Veggie, Wild Berry, Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon and Honey Walnut) with sell by dates between 5/13/2010 and 6/30/2010**.

14-ounce dips & spreads in square plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Jalapeno Nacho, Pimento and Salsa Con Queso with sell by dates between 8/11/2010 and 9/30/2010**.

8-ounce, 12 ounce and 16 ounce cold pack cheese in round or square plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Bacon, Onion, Smoked Cheddar, Swiss Almond, Horseradish, Garlic, Port Wine, and Swiss & Cheddar with sell by dates between 11/14/2010 and 12/31/2010**.

16-ounce Salsa in square plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Hot, Mild, Garlic, Black Bean and Fire Roasted with sell by dates between 3/14/2010 and 4/30/2010**.

Other labels affected by this recall:

16-ounce Happy Farms cold pack cheese in round plastic containers
(tub with snap on lid), varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Port Wine and Swiss Almond with sell by dates between 11/24/2010 and 12/10/2010**.

8-ounce Kroger cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Port Wine and Swiss Almond with sell by dates between 11/18/2010 thru 12/15/2010**.

8-ounce Central Markets cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Port Wine, Swiss Almond, Horseradish with sell by date of 12/9/2010**.

14-ounce Central Markets Salsa Con Queso in round plastic containers (tub with snap on lid) with sell by date of 8/16/2010**.

16-ounce Central Markets Salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Port Wine, Swiss Almond, Horseradish with sell by dates of 3/17/2010 thru 3/24/2010**.

8-ounce Dutch Farms cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap on lid), varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Port Wine, Swiss Almond, Horseradish, and Swiss & Cheddar with sell by dates of 11/16/2010 thru 11/18/2010**.

Parker Farms has printed the sell by dates one half inch from top of the containers. 

                      Example:  Sell by 10/21/10

                                                   07:56

Consumers who have purchased these products may return them to place of purchase for a full refund.  Those with questions should call Parker Farms (800) 869-6685.

Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture

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