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Listeria contamination leads to lemon, lime, orange, and potato recall

Freshouse II LLC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced a recall of some of their products following an internal inspection revealed a piece of equipment was contaminated with listeria.




Recalled Products:

Freshouse limes

Nature’s Promise Organic limes

Fresh from the Start red potatoes

Fresh from the Start lemons

Wegmans lemons

California Valencia oranges


Listeria can cause medical issues ranging from minor to serious for all ages, but it’s especially dangerous for those with weak immune systems like young children, the elderly, and pregnant women. Listeria symptoms include everything from high fevers and headaches, to miscarriages and stillbirths.

The recalled products were distributed to retailers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, as well as wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina. Freshouse notes that this recall is voluntary, and is simply being done out of “an abundance of caution”. According to CNN, Freshouse has “ceased production and distribution of the products. Freshouse released a statement explaining that they are “continually evaluating our cleaning and sanitation regimes.”

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