Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Edamame product recalled for listeria fear

Edamame product recalled for listeria fear

The packages are marked with the UPC 0-23012-00261-9 and dated between January 3 and March 17.

A picture of the retail Edamame package is attached to the end of this release. The reason: a potential listeria contamination, according to the FDA. The packaging of their product is white, features a bowl of unshelled edamame, and reads: "Edamame - Soybeans in Pods" on the front.

No one has fallen ill, but the product has been recalled from stores, cafeterias and corporate dining centers in 33 states. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Whereas healthy people would experience "high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea for a short time" as a result of listeria contamination, these risks are much higher for pregnant women, as well as young children and elderly individuals.

Retailers have been notified, and the affected product should no longer be on sale.

The edamame was sold at retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in 33 states including MI.

The products were sold in numerous states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and NY.

The FDA has announced that a food manufacturer is recalling its edamame because it may be contaminated with listeria.

Consumers who bought the recalled product should return it for a full refund.

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