A New York company is recalling one lot of chives because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Goodness Gardens of New Hampton said routine sampling by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection revealed that the lot contained the bacteria.
Lot # 0201111 with a sell-by date of May 6 was distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois and Virginia, primarily to retail stores, and to one wholesaler in Pennsylvania.
The chives were in various plastic clamshell containers: 0.25 oz. (UPC 0 21985 20005 6); 2/3 oz. (UPC 0 21985 10004 2); in 1 lb. bags, and ½ oz. twist tie bunches.
The company said it is not aware of any illnesses reported in connection with the recall and is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No other Goodness Gardens products or lots are included in the recall.
Although the company thinks it is unlikely that any product still remains in stores, it said it is contacting retailers to ensure the precautionary recall is executed swiftly.
Consumers are urged not to consume the above lot. Consumers who purchased the recalled chives are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Goodness Gardens, Inc. at 845-355-4757, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.