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Listeria contamination concerns leads to White Castle frozen burger recall

If frozen White Castle burgers don’t sound like the most appetizing treat, today’s news will ensure you want avoid them altogether for some time. Five varieties of frozen burgers have been recalled due to a possible listeria contamination by White Castle and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Frozen 6 count packages of cheeseburgers, hamburgers, and jalapeno cheeseburgers have been recalled. As well as 16 count packages of hamburgers and cheeseburgers. The impacted products are limited to those with a Best By Date of August 4, 2020 - August, 17, 2020. No products with a Best By Date before or after the above dates are part of the recall. All in all, more than 150 unique Lot Codes are on the recall list.

Listeria monocytogenes have been known to symptoms as small as fevers, headaches, nausea, and diarrhea. According to CNN, in much more severe cases, “the bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.” Children and the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, are also susceptible.

If you’ve purchased the recalled products, you should return them to your retailer for a refund or discard them. So far, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.

To read CNN Health’s story on the recall, click here:

For the FDA’s full release, follow this link: