Health Department: Oskri Organics Recalls Nut Butters Due to Listeria Concerns
The Kane County Health Department is advising that Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI, is recalling all Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters.
“If you are in possession of any of these products, we urge you to quarantine and destroy the product immediately,” the Health Department said.
This recall was initiated due to positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes found in multiple Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters. Consumption of this product may cause a potential health risk.
No illnesses have been reported, however the product was distributed in Illinois and other states. This recall pertains to All Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters with Best By dates of June 2020 (6/20) and earlier.
Nut butters subject to recall include: Almond, Cashew, Coconut, Peanut (all flavor varieties), Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Tahini. Nut butters are sold in 16 ounce plastic jars with the Lot Number either on the top or bottom of the jar near the Expiration Date, in Pouches with the Lot Number and Expiration Date located on either the top or bottom of the back of the pouch.
On bulk packaging, which would be Oskri Corporation boxes, the label should be located on the box in the upper right-hand corner of one of the four sides. This label will list the lot number, production date, as well as the expiration date.
Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased Oskri manufactured nut butters may contact Oskri at 920-648-8300. Hours phone will be answered are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may also contact the company via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are in possession of any of these products, the Health Department urges you to quarantine and destroy the product immediately.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department, FDA