Ready-to-eat cocktail shrimp sold at LIDL stores under the Tapas brand name has been recalled for Listeria. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause severe illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
The recalled product was sold in 7 oz-packages at Lidl stores in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington DC. The recall includes all product codes currently on the market.
The problem was discovered during routine testing. The company stated that at the time of the recall, it was not aware of any illnesses associated with the product.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection usually develop within 24 hours of exposure but can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle aches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of balance, confusion, and convulsions.