Pictsweet Company recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8 ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears due to the potential of Listeria Monocytogenes.
What is Lysteria Monocytogenes:
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
Details of the Pictsweet Recall
No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Pictsweet Farms products are impacted.
Pictsweet Farms 8 ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears was sold in 35 States & PR
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The recall affects only Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears identified by UPC code 0 70560 97799 9 with production codes beginning with the following six digits: 2138XD and a “BEST BY AUG 1, 2020.” This will be printed on the back of each package.
What to Do
Consumers who have purchased this product should contact Pictsweet consumer affairs line at 1-800-527-0986 from 9am to 5pm Central Standard Time, Monday – Friday or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
You can view the full press release from Pictsweet here
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