Sunflower Seed Products Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

 Monday, June 13, 2016


Sunflower seeds are a satisfying snack, and especially good to eat during a long drive. They’re also a common ingredient in cereals, granola, granola bars, protein bars, cookies, and you can even buy sunflower seed butter. We didn’t realize quite how popular they are until a company called SunOpta found Listeria monocytogenes contamination after routine testing of their bulk sunflower seeds. Since then, companies from supermarkets to sporting goods stores have been recalling their products that contain sunflower seeds, and those little seeds are everywhere. With that, maybe it’s a good idea to just…skip eating anything with sunflower seeds in it for a while.