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Peanut Butter, Cheese, Dips Recalled for Listeria

Pimento cheese spread
Pimento cheese spread

A Minnesota company that makes peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsas has recalled all its products - yes, all of them - for possible Listeria contamination, according to Food Safety News.

Even better, the Parker Farms products were distributed nationwide and sold at places such as Whole Foods, Target, Costco and Walmart.

The Coon Rapids, Minn. - based company said a problem with its products was discovered through testing by the state of Minnesota. No illnesses have been reported.

The products can either be returned for credit where they were purchased or thrown out. They were sold under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler and Bucky Badger labels. These products were sold at several retail stores, including but not limited to Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly's, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Walmart and Brookshire stores.

The list of recalled products includes:

  • 16-ounce Parkers Farm peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015;

  • 12-ounce Parkers Farm spreads in round or square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including jalapeño and pimento varieties, with a sell-by date before 9/20/2014;

  • 8-ounce and 16-ounce Parkers Farm cold-pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, bacon, onion, smoked cheddar, Swiss almond, horseradish, garlic, port wine and "Swiss & cheddar" varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015;

  • 16-ounce Parkers Farm salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including hot, mild, garlic and fire-roasted varieties, with a sell-by date before 7/20/2014;

  • 10-ounce Parkers cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar, port wine, ranch and "smokey bacon" varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015;

  • 10-ounce Happy Farms cheese balls (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015;

  • 16-ounce Happy Farms cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar and port wine varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015;

  • 8-ounce Central Markets cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine, horseradish and Swiss almond varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015;

  • 12-ounce and 20-ounce Hy-Top cheese spread in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including pimento and jalapeño varieties, with a sell-by date before 9/20/2014;

  • 8-ounce Amish Classic cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, port wine and Swiss almond varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015; and

  • 14-ounce Say Cheez beer cheese in round plastic container (tub with snap on lid), including regular and hot varieties, with a sell-by date before 3/20/2015.

Damn. We love bacon-beer cheese balls. And Amish cheese? That sounds really good.

Click here for the complete list.


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