Country Fresh recalls more than a dozen varieties of fresh watermelon over listeria concerns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently alerted Country Fresh to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes on equipment used to pack more than a dozen varieties of fresh watermelon chunks. As a result of the findings, Country Fresh has issued a voluntary recall.
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Watermelon 4 x 10 oz – UPC Code: 681131180672
Watermelon 2 x 32 oz – UPC Code: 681131180672 Watermelon Chunks 2 x 42 oz – UPC Code: 681131180658 Watermelon Spears 4 x 16 oz – UPC Code: 681131180665 Summer Blend FTC 4 x 5 oz – UPC Code: 681131355094
Watermelon 5.5oz – UPC Code: 74641000644 Melon Trio 5.5oz – UPC Code: 74641031945
The presence of Listeria monocytogenes can lead to listeria. As the FDA explains it, young and healthy adults suffering from listeria may only experience symptoms like “high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.” Listeria is extremely concerning though for children, the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women. Listeria has been known to cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
The recalled products were delivered to Walmart and RaceTrac stores from 9-23-2020 through 9-25-2020. The affected retailers are removing the recalled products from their shelves. If you’ve purchased any of the recalled watermelon chunks, you should discard them or return them to your retailer for a refund.
To read the FDA’s release on the recall, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3nEWQ4Z