A Tennessee company is recalling waffle and sausage sandwiches because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Bake Crafters reported to the Food and Drug Administration that the product was sent to distribution centers in Idaho and Pennsylvania, but the recall notice did not provide any information about where the distribution centers sent the product.

There is concern that consumers may have the product in their home freezers because of its long shelf life. The best-by date is Dec. 9 this year.

The Bake Crafters – Maple Waffle WG Chicken Sausage product has a lot number of 21343 and a product number of 6657.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled product should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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