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Stir fry product recalled for possible Listeria contamination

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 23:07
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Fresno-based Versa Marketing Inc. has recalled  4,089 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir fry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was distributed only to Aldi stores.

Florida state inspectors discovered the problem when they tested a sample of finished product collected at the retail level. The sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has ceased distribution of the product and the company and U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.  The company says it  is fully cooperating with the FDA.

Consumers who purchased the product are urged not to consume this product, and throw it away.

Listeria is a microscopic organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected product was distributed in poly bags in a multi-pack under the following labels codes:

  • Fusia Szechuan Stir fry, Net Weight 21 oz (595 grams) UPC code 041498-178864 Best by date 6-14-18

The company has not yet received any complaints in relation to this product and claims it is not aware of any illnesses associated with the product to date.

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Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/03/stir-fry-product-recalled-for-possible-listeria-contamination/

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