A popular snack food is being recalled over fears of Listeria.
Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.
I have to admit, this is one snack food that I have never tried and so I am safe but many of you might not be. Edamame, which is soybeans still in the pods are a healthy snack which some people manage to get down. Maybe it’s delicious but I never intend to find out.
Advanced Fresh Concepts (AFC) has issued a voluntary recall for their edamame snacks after random quality testing revealed a potential listeria contamination.
The symptoms of the disease include muscle aches, fever, diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal issues.
In pregnant women, contracting listeria could cause miscarriage stillbirth, premature labor, or death in newborns.
Anyone who has experienced these symptoms should immediately seek medical attention.
The recall affects packages branded “Edamame — Soybeans in Pods,” dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017 with the UPC code 0-23012-00261-9.
The product was sold in the following states, either in grocery stores or cafeterias:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY.