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Alabama food safety inspectors have recalled several snack foods made by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC due to a possible bacteria contamination.

In a routine sampling, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found some Parkers Farm products were contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The bacteria can listeriosis, "an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea," according to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Listeriosis can also cause deadly infections in infants, elderly people and those with weak immune systems, as well as lead to miscarriages and still births.

No illnesses have been reported in connection to the recalled products. Parkers Farm is  issuing a voluntary recall of the following products as a precaution:

-16-ounce Parkers 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;

-34-ounce Parkers peanut butter in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy and crunchy varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;

-12-ounce Parkers 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 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 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;

-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;

-10-ounce Win Schuler original variety cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap) with a sell by date before 3/20/2015;

-8-ounce,12-ounce, and 14-ounce Bucky Badger cheese spreads (tub with snap-on lid) including cheddar, port wine, bacon, garlic, horseradish, jalapeño, and Swiss almond varieties with a sell by date before 3/20/2015

-5-pound foodservice products including cold pack cheese foods, cheese spreads and peanut butter with a sell by date before 3/20/2015.

"The products are distributed nationwide 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, Wal-Mart, and Brookshire stores," the ADAI said in a release.

For more information, customers can contact the company at (800) 869-6685 or visit the website www.parkersfarm.com.

You can sign up for safety recall alerts at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls.

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