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Fresh, cored pineapple recalled for possible Listeria risk

A grocery chain in the Twin Cities area is recalling fresh-cut, cored pineapple that an unnamed supplier has recalled because of potential contamination with Listeria.

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It is not known what other retailers, restaurants or institutions may have received the pineapple recalled by the unnamed supplier. Lunds & Byerlys officials did not respond to requests for comment.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have removed Lunds & Byerlys ‘Our Produce Fresh-Cut Cored Pineapple’ from our shelves following a voluntary recall from our supplier because of a potential Listeria risk, according to a Jan. 20 notice on the Minnesota retailer’s website.

“Customers are urged to return these products to our stores for a full refund — receipt not required — or destroy them immediately.”

All Lunds & Byerlys “Our Produce” freshcut, cored pineapple with expiration dates on or before Jan. 20 are included in the recall. No illnesses had been reported to the retailer in connection with the recalled pineapple as of the posting of the notice.

Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled pineapple should monitor themselves for symptoms. It can take 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop after exposure. People who ate the recalled pineapple and develop symptoms should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Listeria.

Symptoms of Listeria infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the elderly, children and people with compromised immune systems.

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