Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, Texas has recalled certain Butternut Spirals that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning.

The recalled products were distributed to Whole Foods Markets and other grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

It is packaged in a 10.7 oz clear plastic container that is marked with UPC #852287006059 and “Best By” date of February 23, 2017 located on the side of the package.

No illnesses have been linked to this recall, but Listeria infections can take up to 70 days to cause symptoms. Not everyone has symptoms, but most people who do need to be hospitalized.

Around 5-10% of infections spread to the bloodstream or brain, resulting in septicemia or meningitis (brain inflammation). In pregnant women, infections can cause miscarriage or stillbirth.

The symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Consumers who bought any of the recalled products are urged not to consumer them, and either throw them out of return them to the store for a full refund.

For more information, you can contact Veggie Noodle Co. by sending an email to info@veggienoodleco.com or calling at 512-200-3337, extension 500, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Source: Whole Foods recalls butternut squash noodles over listeria concerns

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