A massive Listeria recall includes more than 400 prepared salads, snacks, parfaits, sandwiches, and wraps sold under a variety of brand names. The recalled products were sold under the brand names Bistro to Go, Quick & Fresh, Orchard Bistro, Dietz & Watson, and more. All of the products have the name “Fresh Creative Cuisine” on the bottom of the label with “fresh-through” or “sell-through” dates ranging from January 31, 2023, through February 6, 2023.
The recalled products were sold at retail locations and in vending machines, in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. They were also sold by ” transportation providers” during travel, according to the recall. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.
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Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Often they appear within a day of exposure but can sometimes take as long as 70 days to develop. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage or stillbirth even if the expectant mother experiences only mild flu-like symptoms.
Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC of Baltimore, MD issued the recall on February 3, 2023, after environmental samples tested positive for Listeria.