On Friday, Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC announced a list of over 400 food products that had to be recalled from stores across the U.S. over fears of a potential Listeria contamination.
The organization issued a recall on products sold from Jan. 24-30, due to environmental samples testing positive for Listeria, according to an announcement from the FDA and Fresh Ideation.
The assorted products were sold in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
Fresh Ideation products such as sandwiches, salads, snacks, yogurt and wraps, among others, were sold by retail locations, vending machines and transportation providers. The company provided a full list of its recalled products beneath the announcement.
Recalled products have a Fresh Creative Cuisine label and a “sell-by” date which ranges from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. No illnesses have been reported thus far, according to the company.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Listeria can cause serious infections in young children, elderly people, pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Infections of Listeria that occur during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, early delivery or a life threatening infection for the newborn.
Infections usually develop in the bloodstream and can affect other parts of the body, including bones, joints and parts of the abdomen and chest. Symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions, fever and muscle aches and often begin 1-4 weeks after eating contaminated food.
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