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February 12, 2021: Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Possibly Linked to Hispanic-Style Fresh and Soft Cheeses

Hispanic-Style Cheese Listeria Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) infections potentially linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses.

Hispanic-Style Cheese Listeria Outbreak Information

On February 12, 2021, the FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local partners, announced an investigation into a multi-state Listeria outbreak possibly linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. The FDA has begun its investigation and is in the process of collecting information to try to determine the origins of this Listeria outbreak. CDC analysis of available epidemiologic information has indicated that Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses may be the cause of the illnesses. Although, no specific brand or type of cheese have been confirmed as the source of the Listeria outbreak. 

According to the CDC, there have been reports of seven infections across the following states: Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Six of the seven reportedly ill people are Hispanic. Per the FDA’s announcement:

“Of the four people interviewed, three reported eating at least one type of Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses, and all three reported eating queso fresco.”

FDA officials are in the beginning stages of investigating this Listeria outbreak. Consumers are cautioned that there may be additional products impacted by the outbreak. The FDA will continue to provide additional updates as more information becomes available.

ABOUT LISTERIA

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that 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 (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. 

Please see About Listeria for more information.

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August 9, 2020: Freshouse Produce Recall For Mesh Bags and Bulk Shipments of Potatoes, Limes, Valencia Oranges, and Lemons

Freshouse Produce Recall News – Freshouse II, LLC (Freshouse), of Salisbury, NC, has issued a recall for its Valencia Oranges, lemons, limes, organic limes, and Red B. Potatoes due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Freshouse Produce Recall Information

On August 9, 2020, Freshouse initiated a recall for specific lots of Valencia Oranges, lemons, limes, organic limes, and Red B. Potatoes because they may be contaminated with Listeria. Freshouse issued the recall after routine internal testing found Listeria on a piece of equipment in a packing facility. The below chart outlines information related to the recalled produce:

Credit: FDA & Freshouse

Consumers can identify the recalled produce by looking for the brand, UPC number and, if available, the trace number printed on the tag or clip attached to the opening end of the bag. The recalled produce were shipped directly to retailer distribution centers in NC, PA, SC, and VA, as well as to wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina.

Consumers who have a recalled produce item listed above should not consume it and should destroy the product in a way so that it may not be consumed by others. Alternatively, the affected Freshouse produce can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

ABOUT LISTERIA

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that 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 (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

CONTACT THE WEINBERG LAW FIRM FOR A FREE LISTERIA LAWSUIT CASE EVALUATION

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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August 9, 2020: Wegmans Issues Recall for Valencia Oranges, Lemons, and Various Products Containing Fresh Lemon

Wegmans Orange and Lemon Recall News – Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. (Wegmans) has initiated a recall for Valencia Oranges, lemons, and various in-store produced foods containing fresh lemons due to possible Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Wegmans Orange and Lemon Recall Information

On August 9, 2020, Wegmans issued a recall for its four-pound bag of Valencia Oranges, two-pound bag of lemons, bulk lemons, and varieties of in-store produced seafood and restaurant foods containing fresh lemons due to potential Listeria contamination.

The affected oranges and lemons were sold in Wegmans stores in NJ, PA, VA, NC, MD, and Brooklyn and Harrison, NY. Oranges and lemons subject to this recall include the following:

  • Wegmans 4lb Bag Valencia Oranges – UPC: 7789052363
  • Wegmans 2lb Bag Lemons – UPC: 7789015917
  • Wegmans bulk lemons – UPC: 4033

These products were sold between July 31, 2020 and August 7, 2020.

The affected oranges and lemons were supplied to Wegmans by Freshouse Produce LLC of Salisbury, NC, which issued a recall after the company’s internal testing identified Listeria on a piece of equipment in one of its packing facilities.

ABOUT LISTERIA

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that 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 (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

CONTACT THE WEINBERG LAW FIRM FOR A FREE LISTERIA LAWSUIT CASE EVALUATION

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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Credit: FDA

June 30, 2020: Garland Ventures LTD Issues Recall for Five Cheese Stuffed Shells due to possible Listeria Exposure

Garland Ventures Ltd Stuffed Shells Recall News – Garland Ventures Ltd (Garland Ventures) of Garland, TX has issued a recall for 1,095 cases of its Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Garland Ventures Ltd Stuffed Shells Recall Information

On June 30, 2020, Garland Ventures issued a recall for its Five Cheese Stuffed Shells product due to a potential Listeria exposure.  The recalled Five Cheese Stuffed Shells product was distributed nationwide in select number of retail stores. The affected stuffed shells product comes in a 10.76oz. aluminum foil tray with clear lid, containing shells with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and parsley, and marked lot# F080SS/F090SS on the bottom of label. Consumers who have purchased the “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund.

ABOUT LISTERIA

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that 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 (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

CONTACT THE WEINBERG LAW FIRM FOR A FREE LISTERIA LAWSUIT CASE EVALUATION

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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Credit: FDA/Norpac

June 29, 2020: Norpac Fisheries Export Issues Recall for Shrimp Poke due to Potential Listeria Contamination

Norpac Fisheries Export Shrimp Poke Recall News – Norpac Fisheries Export (Norpac) issued a recall for its fresh shrimp poke product, distributed in Hawaii, due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) contamination.

Norpac Fisheries Export Shrimp Poke Recall InformationCredit: FDA/Norpac

One June 28, 2020, Norpac issued a recall for its fresh shrimp poke, distributed in Hawaii between May 11 and June 25, 2020 due to possible Listeria exposure.  Norpac’s fresh shrimp poke was distributed in Hawaii on The Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai through retail stores, specifically Safeway stores. Norpac became aware of the potential Listeria contamination of its shrimp poke product through routine monitoring procedures. Consumers who have purchased Norpac’s Fresh Shrimp Poke are urged to return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

ABOUT LISTERIA

Listeria monocytogenes, is a type of bacterium that 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 (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Please see About Listeria for more information.

CONTACT THE WEINBERG LAW FIRM FOR A FREE LISTERIA LAWSUIT CASE EVALUATION

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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