Sno Pac Foods Inc. of Caledonia, MN, if recalling Trader Joe’s brand soycutash from a store in Monrovia, CA, because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled items has an item number of 99319 and is a mix of sweet corn, shelled edamame and red bell peppers. The product is sole in 16-ounce packages.
The product is labeled as “Keep Frozen” and has a UPC number of 0099-3197.
Some of the soycutash has a lot code of SOM2.309.1C and a use-by date of 11/05/23. Other packages of the product have a lot code of SOM1.310.1C and a use-by date of 11/06/23. There are also recalled packages with a lot code of SOM1.315.1C and a use by date of 11/11/23.
There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the soycutash in their homes because the use-by dates run into November 2023. Consumers should not eat the recalled product.
The company did not report whether any illnesses have been connected with the product in its recall information posted on the FDA website. The recall notice did not include any product photos.
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 recalled products 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 products 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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