The Oregon Food Bank has announced a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds and 1,219 pounds of nutritional yeast received in a donation that also includes now-recalled chia seeds.
No illnesses have yet been reported in either case.
Both the seeds and the yeast were sealed in 1-pound plastic poly film bags with a twist-type closure or resealable pouch, and distributed in Oregon and Clark County, Washington, through the Oregon Food Bank network of food banks and participating food pantries between Nov. 1, 2017, and March 16, 2018.
According to a news release, the seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species, which can include Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Oregon Food Bank has advised that anyone with these seeds or nutritional yeast should dispose of them immediately.
For more information, contact the Oregon Food Bank’s facilities and regulatory compliance manager, Ryan Wist, at 503-419-4160.