GlobespunSeattle’s Essential Foods Inc. has recalled  four flavors of Globespun Gourmet 8oz wraps because an ingredient (peas) has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The pathogen  can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially  in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Others 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. The recalled Globespun Gourmet wraps were distributed in Washington and Oregon to grocery stores and corporate cafeterias. The products come in 8oz, plastic wrapped, ready to eat form. The affected products are the following flavors:

  • Globespun Gourmet Thai UPC#3232800405
  • Globespun Gourmet Coconut Curry UPC#3232800210
  • Globespun Gourmet Tandoori- flavors of India UPC#3232800211
  • Globespun Gourmet Dolma La- Tibetan potato UPC#3232800503

The products have a date stamp of 06 17, 06 20 and 06 24 on the bottom of the wrap. No illnesses have yet been reported  in connection with the contaminated products. The potential for contamination is connected to a recall of frozen peas which had the potential of testing positive for Listeria monocytogens. Peas are used in the above recipes and are therefore affiliated with the recall.   (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)