Frozen fruits recalled from main retailers nationwide on account of attainable Listeria contamination


Check release for more details on codes and expiration dates to help you determine if your fruit is included in the recall.

According to the release, no cases of illness associated with the recalls have been reported so far. Still, the company recommends that you check your freezers and, if you see any affected bags, throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.

While you might liken listeria to cold cuts or soft cheese, it can also be found in fruit — and the bacteria can be difficult to eliminate in food processing facilities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heating food properly (to 165°F) can kill insects. It might protect you if you’re baking fruit into a pie, but it’s not exactly a feasible solution if you’re looking to make a smoothie.

It is therefore important to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of Listeria infection. These include fever, flu-like symptoms, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or seizures, and usually appear within two weeks of eating items affected. In most people, listeria infections are mild, but they can be serious for people who are pregnant, over the age of 65, or have weakened immune systems, according to the CDC.

Still, anyone can get sick from listeria, so if you have eaten any of the recalled fruits or have any of these symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider.


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