Listeria concern prompts nationwide recall of taco dip trays, platters, etc.
J&J Distributing of St. Paul, MN, is recalling multiple products because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products include taco trays, platters and dips, layered dips and sandwiches.
The company reports distributing the products to retailers across the country, according to its recall notice posted posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
The potential contamination was found after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on a utensil used to produce the products.
The recalled products:
|Brand / Retailer||DESCRIPTION||UPC||Code Date|
|Haug||Taco Tray 16 oz||6-10014-16383-9||3-Mar|
|Haug||Mini 7 Layer Dip Tray 22 oz||6-10014-16414-0||3-Mar|
|Haug||Taco Tray 16 oz||6-10014-16415-7||3-Mar|
|Haug||Taco Tray 29 oz||6-10014-16416-4||3-Mar|
|Fresh Thyme||Taco Dip 10oz||8-41330-12368||3-Mar|
|Tastebuds||Layered Fiesta Taco Dip 9 oz||0-38232-31611-8||3-Mar|
|Tastebuds||Taco Platter 26 oz||0-38232-31683-5||3-Mar|
|Tastebuds||Taco Platter 15.8 oz||0-38232-33235-4||3-Mar|
|Tastebuds||Taco Dip 9 oz||0-38232-31612-5||3-Mar|
|Earthgrown||Mini Taco Dip||6-10014-22341-0||3-Mar|
|Caribou||Turkey Sandwich 9 oz||7-98493-17447-5||26-Feb|
|Kwik Trip||Taco Dip 8oz||0-38232-36091-3||3-Mar|
|Kwik Trip||Taco Dip 15.8oz||0-38232-36090-6||3-Mar|
As of the posting of the recall notice, there had not been any confirmed illnesses reported in connection with the recalled products
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a utensil used to produce the products.
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected products are urged not to consume the products and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled cheese and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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