Tj’s Place of Kirkland, WA, has recalled about 20 containers of Basil Pesto Pasta packed in eight-oz. plastic tubs because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered after routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Listeria in a container of the product. Tj’s Place has suspended production and distribution of the product while the department and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem. The recalled Basil Pesto Pasta was sold between the dates 8/18/14 and 8/21/14. The Basil Pesto Pasta affected by this recall has a sticker on the container with one of the following codes: 0825, 0826, 0827, 0828. The product was distributed in convenience stores, pharmacies, cafes and espresso stands in King and Snohomish counties of Washington state. The firm is not aware of any reported illnesses to date. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 425-444-3700 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. PDT. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.