Food Sold at Target, Costco and Whole Foods Recalled

A Minnesota company is recalling some of its peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads and dips, which are distributed nationwide, after authorities discovered some samples of the products contained listeria contamination.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture said Saturday that there have been no reports of illness and that Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition is cooperating with the investigation.

The company has issued a voluntary recall of several products with various sell-by dates. Consumers who purchased these products are urged to return them to the store or throw them away.

According to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, the products are packaged and distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler and Bucky Badger labels.

The recalled products all have “sell by” dates of March 20, 2015 or earlier.

These items were sold at several stores, including Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart and Brookshire stores, WXYZ reported.

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause listeriosis, especially dangerous to pregnant women, elderly people, infants and those with compromised immune systems. It rarely causes serious illness in healthy people and is usually treated with antibiotics.  Symptoms include severe headache, neck stiffness, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. It may also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

For a detailed list on the recalled products, check their website at

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