Publix Recalls Steam in Bag Products Due to Listeria Contamination
On January 14, 2021, Publix Super Markets, Inc. issued a recall of certain Steam In Bag products that contain Butternut Squash because of a potential Listeria contamination. The recall was made after the supplier of the Butternut Squash, Pero Family Farms Company, LLC., issued a recall of their Butternut Squash products. The following products are those Publix brand products that are under recall: Publix Steam In Bag Green Bean Butternut Squash, Publix Steam In Bag Season Butternut Medley, and Publix Steam In Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan, all sold between January 3, 2021 and January 14, 2021.
According to the CDC, Listeria can cause a range of symptoms, from relatively minor to potentially fatal. For pregnant women, the symptoms may appear to only be flu-like; however, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection for the newborn. The more common symptoms of Listeria for people who are not pregnant include: headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions, fever, and muscle aches. Some victims may begin feeling symptoms anytime from 1 to 4 weeks after eating Listeria-contaminated food.
One national Listeria Lawyer from Ron Simon & Associates explains that, “Listeria monocytogenes can be found in food, soil and water, but nearly all medical authorities agree that over 99% of the identified victims of Listeriosis acquire it from eating food that has become contaminated with Listeria. Animals (and humans) can carry the bacterium without appearing ill and can contaminate foods such as meats and dairy products. Cross contamination can lead to the contamination of fruits and vegetables, ice cream, and other products. The bacterium is routinely found in a variety of raw foods, such as uncooked meats and vegetables…”
Customers should check their pantries for the above listed items and eireturn them for a full refund.