A Listeria recall includes Caribou and Tastebuds brand wraps and salads and taco dip products sold under the brand names Fresh Thyme, Kwik Trip, Haug and Earthgrown at stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Consumers who have purchased these products, made by J&J Distributing of St. Paul, MN, should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
The problem was discovered through testing by a third-party lab. At the time of the recall, the company was unaware of any illnesses reported in connection with the products, according to the recall information.
Some of the products recalled were posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) website, others were posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS).
A summary of the J&J Distributing recall posted on the USDA website is below.
A summary of the J&J Distributing recall posted on the FDA website is below.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection
Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, usually develop within two weeks of exposure but can take as long as two months to develop. In addition to pregnant women, others at high risk for contracting Listeria infections and developing severe infections are people over 65 and people with compromised immune systems.
Listeriosis symptoms include severe headache, fever, muscle aches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
Consumers who have eaten these products and develop these symptoms should see a doctor right away and mention exposure to Listeria.
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