The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that over 400 food products under various brand names have been recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.
This recall affects a range of products, including pre-packaged sandwiches, ready-to-eat fruit portions, wraps, salads, yoghurts, muffins, cakes, breakfast croissants and more.
The recall was from Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC, a Baltimore-based company that serves “food to go” products to a wide range of clients across America. The recall affects products that were sold in nine US states between January 24th and January 30th.
These products were sold in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, according to the FDA, and could be purchased in dozens of stores and vending machines.
A full list of products is available here, and consumers who have purchased any of the items of the list have been urged to contact Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC, at 855-969-3338, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm EST.
In the recall announcement, Fresh Ideation Rexall Group said: “Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC of Baltimore, MD is recalling products sold from January 24, 2023, through January 30, 2023, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes an organism which 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 diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recall was initiated after the company’s environmental samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. All recalled products have a Fresh Creative Cuisine label and/or identifier on the bottom of the label with the Fresh Creative Cuisine name and a fresh through or sell-through date ranging from January 31, 2023, through February 6, 2023.”