Affected products were distributed from Sept. 24 thru Sept. 27 to American Food and Vending, Hannaford Brothers, Target and Turkey Hill locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that consumers may still have unused portions of the recalled products in their homes because some have use-by dates of Oct. 2. Even more concerning is the seafood stuffing, which was only distributed to Hannaford locations, but has use-by-dates up to Oct. 19.
“The products are being recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in environmental sampling conducted by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration),” the recall notice said. “As of Sept. 29, all (corporate) customers have been instructed to remove and destroy impacted product.”
Consumers are being warned not to eat any of the affected products, and to discard them or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund. Please see the FDA recall notice for full labeling details of recalled foods.
If you or a loved one has consumed any of the recalled foods, you should watch for symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) in the coming days and weeks. Symptoms of listeriosis can take up to 70 days to present, and may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone who develops symptoms should contact their doctor immediately.
To date, there has been no reports of listeria infection or any other illnesses associated with the recall, Greencore said.
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
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