Listeria Contamination in Chives
Goodness Gardens Inc. of New Hampton has recalled mounds of chives due to possible listeria contamination. The chives were distributed to retailers throughout Alabama, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, and Virginia.
Chives Affected by the Recall
The chives affected by this recall were packaged in plastic clamshell containers, 1 pound bags and twist tie bunches. The recalled lot is number 0201111 and has a manufactured date of May 6th.
What is Listeria?
Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria, is a pathogen that causes listeriosis. Listeriosis is a serious infection that causes high hospitalization rates for those who become ill. Listeria monocytogenes are unlike other food borne pathogens because it can grow at proper refrigeration temperatures.
The pathogen is prevalent in nature, widely and easily distributed through farm fields, vegetables, animals, food processing facilities, retail stores, home kitchens, and ready-to-eat foods.
Consumers at Risk
Those who are at the highest risk of a severe case of Listeria monocytogenes are the elderly, the fetuses of pregnant women, and those with suppressed immune systems. The pathogen can cause serious damage. It is unlike other food borne pathogens because its incubation time is seven days. So, it would take seven days before someone would begin experiencing symptoms of Listeriosis.
Symptoms of Listeria Monocytogenes
Listeriosis is the cause of 43 percent of the food poisoning deaths in the U.S. Most individuals that have healthy immune systems will experience flu-like symptoms when ingesting high levels of Listeria.
Individuals that have listeriosis will experience the same flu-like symptoms, including fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea. If Listeriosis spreads to the nervous system, the person may experience a stiff neck, confusion, headache, loss of balance, and even convulsions may occur. It can also cause premature birth, miscarriage or still birth.
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