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Listeria concern results in extensive recall of E.A. Sween products

A large number of products that likely hit stores in the Continental U.S., Hawaii, and Guam have been recalled over Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The products are typically sold under the name 'Deli Express'. E.A. Sween states that as of this time, no illnesses have been reported, and the recall is being made out of an abundance of caution.

Listeria monocytogenes can lead to serious health issues for children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of those suffering from listeria exposure can range from a fever and/or headache, to “stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women…" according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Retailers have been instructed to remove the products from their shelves. If you’ve purchased the recalled products, you’re encouraged to return them to the store from which they were purchased. You can also contact the manufacturer at 1-800-328-8184, and select Option 6 for information regarding a refund.

For a comprehensive list of the recalled E.A. Sween products from the FDA, click here: