December 5, 2012 — Veggie Patch “Falafel” and “The Ultimate Meatless Burger” after routine testing discovered contamination with Listeria, a type of bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning. The company has not received any reports of illnesses. The products are sold refrigerated and fully cooked, but Listeria can survive despite refrigeration.
Veggie Patch is recalling the following products:
The Ultimate Meatless Burger: Each product was sold in a 9-ounce container beginning on November 21, with a sell-by date of January 12, 2013. The products had a UPC code of 6-10129-00211-5, which is located on the back of the box. The following stores sold the products: A&P, Big Y, Food Town, Giant, Roche Bros, and Stop & Shop. The following states sold the products: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia. They were also sold in some Canadian Costco stores.
Falafel: Each product was sold in a 9-ounce tray beginning on November 21, with a sell-by date of January 15, 2013. They had a UPC code of 6-10129-06619-3 (also located on the back of the box). They products were sold at grocery stores including Gristedes, Harris Teeter, Market Basket, and ShopRite all over the United States.
Customers who may have eaten contaminated products should remain vigilant for symptoms of Listeria food poisoning, which may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches, stiff neck, confusion, and more.
Listeria food poisoning is not usually deadly for healthy adults. However, it can be deadly for children, the elderly, or people with a vulnerable immune system. Babies of pregnant women who become infected with the bacteria are also at risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.
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