Company Press Release
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today amended certain information regarding the products it recalled yesterday including the following:
UPC: 2113028352 & 041498206680
Description: Signature Kitchen Sweet & Salty Almond Bars & Southern Grove Roasted and Salted Sunflower Kernels
Best By/Date Code: Dec 08 16 & 2/28/2017
• Best By Date: DEC 09 16 for 1373312032 Meijer White Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars
• UPC Code 2113028372: Changed “Signature Kitchen Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars DEC 08 16” to “Signature Kitchen Peanut Chocolate Chunk Bars Dec 09 16”
• UPC Code for Essential Everyday Peanut Almond Dark Chocolate Protein Bar DEC 07 16 is updated to 4130304541 (previously 4130304341)
• Updated the below list of shipped products
TreeHouse yesterday announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono).
L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others 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.
Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date. However, TreeHouse is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.
The products being recalled are listed below. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package.
Pictures of the products listed above will be available on the TreeHouse Foods website.
TreeHouse was made aware of the contaminated sunflower seeds by a supplier. The Company is working closely with the FDA as we continue to investigate the problem further.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call 1.800.756.5781, Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. (CST).
ABOUT TREEHOUSE FOODS
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers. We manufacture shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables). We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers.
Additional information, including TreeHouse’s most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse’s website, http://www.treehousefoods.com.
Media, Ron Bottrell, 312.446.6595; Consumer Affairs, 800.756.5781
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