Listeria Found in Walmart Fresh Green Beans and Butternut Squash
The FDA is recalling bagged green beans and butternut squash after investigators found listeria contamination. Walmarts in multiple states sold the contaminated products in its stores. Now, thousands of unaware consumers could become gravely ill.
A Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. Improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products breed the bacteria. Plus, it can survive refrigeration and even freezing. However, it is rare for healthy people to get a listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns.
Squash and Green Bean Listeria Outbreak
After a routine test of food contact surfaces tested positive for listeria, Southern Specialties Inc. of Pompano Beach, Florida is voluntarily recalled select bags of Walmart’s Marketside brand green beans and butternut squash. The company shipped the recalled product to one retail distribution center on February 17th. However, multiple states received the contaminated produce including stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
|Brand||Product Description||UPC||Best if Used By date||Lot codes on bag|
|Marketside||Bagged Green Beans, 32oz. (2 LB) 907g||681131457385||MAR-9-2019||83931-123 or 83939-124|
|Marketside||Bagged Green Beans, 12 oz. (340g)||681131328869||MAR-8-2019||83928-628 or 83932-123|
|Marketside||Bagged Butternut Squash, 16oz. (1 LB) 454g||681131122351||MAR-6-2019||83940-319 or 83940-139|
When a person is infected and develops symptoms of Listeria infection, the resulting illness is called listeriosis.
Symptoms of the infection include:
- Severe headache
- Muscle aches
If the listeria infection spreads to your nervous system, signs, and symptoms include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Help after a Listeria Infection
When you experience side effects from severe food poisoning, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting Listeria infection injury cases in all 50 states. Therefore, if you or somebody you know was injured by an outbreak of Listeria poisoning, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.