Garland Ventures of Garland, TX has issued a Listeria recall Freshness Guaranteed brand chicken fried rice meals sold at Walmart. Consumers who have purchased these items shouldn’t eat them as Listeria can cause severe illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriage or stillbirth. At the time of the recall, the company wasn’t aware of any illnesses linked to the product.
Freshness Guaranteed Chicken Fried Rice Listeria Recall
The recall includes 13,842 pounds of chicken fried rice meals with the following product information:
Freshness Guaranteed brand “CHICKEN FRIED RICE DICED CHICKEN MEAT WITH VEGETABLES AND RICE IN A SAVORY SOY SAUCE”
- 12-oz. trays
- Lot code WK10CFR
- The recalled product was produced on November 10
- Best if used by date of 11/10/2024
- Establishment number “EST. P-31993” inside the USDA mark of inspection
- Sold at Walmart stores nationwide
Garland Ventures produced these products on November 10, 2023 and issued the recall on December 6, 2023 after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) discovered the problem during routine testing.
The products subject to recall bear These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
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Symptoms of a Listeria Infection
Symptoms of a Listeria infection often appear within 24 hours of exposure but sometimes can take as long as 70 days to appear. They include:
- High fever, stiff neck, and other muscle aches
- Severe headache, loss of balance, confusion, and convulsions
- Upset stomach or diarrhea
Listeria poses a heightened risk to people who are 65 an over over and those who have weakened immune systems. Pregnant women and babies are also at very high risk, as pregnant women are 20 times more likely than other people to contract Listeria infections.