Lidl US is recalling ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp by Lidl because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was issued as a result of routine testing, which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria.

The product was distributed to all Lidl U.S. store locations. Lidl US has store locations in Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

Recalled product: 

  • All units of the ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp by Lidl
  • Packaged in 7 oz. containers
  • UPC of 4056489411499. 
  • All product codes currently on the market are subject to the recall

As of the posting of the companies recalled by the FDA, Lidl US has received no reports or complaints of illness related to this product.

If customers have purchased this product, they should not consume the product, and immediately return it to their nearest Lidl store for a full refund.

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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