The problem was discovered by health inspectors in Florida who tested a sample of a finished product that was collected at the retail level. It was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products were only sold at Aldi grocery stores. The recall includes over 4,000 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir Fry in 21 oz. bags with the following labeling codes:
- Fusia Szechuan Stir Fry: Net Weight 21 oz (595 grams) UPC code 041498-178864, “Best-By” date June 14, 2018
No illnesses have been reported and the manufacturer says it has not received any complaints related to the recalled stir fry mix.
However, Listeria infections can be serious or deadly — especially in children, adults over 65, and people with vulnerable immune systems. Pregnant women typically have few symptoms, but often suffer a miscarriage.
Healthy adults may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea.
The manufacturer, Versa Marketing Inc. of Fresno, California, has stopped selling the product while the FDA investigates what caused the problem. The company said it is fully cooperating with the FDA.
Consumers who bought this product are urged not to consume it and throw it away. For information on a refund or other questions, please contact the company at 1-877-228-6814, Monday-Friday 8 am – 3 pm.