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Popcorn Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Indiana-based Dale and Thomas Popcorn is recalling certain ready-to-eat bags of popcorn due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

No illnesses have been connected to the recall.

The company has posted a product recall list on its website. Affected products were packaged in red bags bearing the logo “Popcorn Indiana” and distributed to various retailers on or after August 8.

Any affected product will have an expiration date between February 4, 2013 and March 12, 2013.

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  • If there is confirmed listeria in the bags produced after August 8, doesn’t one have to also assume that the bags produced before then could also be contaminated?  Listeria is hard ot get rid of, and once it’s on the packing/processing line, you have to wonder how long it has been there and how pervasive it has become.  You can’t just assume it’s in this one lot…