Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Trader Joe’s Lightly Salted Edamame has been recalled by Tesoro’s Trading Co. of Las Vegas, NV, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The contaminated edamame was sold in select Trader Joe’s retail locations in Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah regions. The product was sold in 16 ounce blue plastic packaging with a stamp of lot number. The affected lot numbers are as follows:
22LA102 M; 22LA102 N; 22LA102 P; 22LA080 B
No illnesses have been reported as of date due to the contaminated edamame. Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to not consume it; rather dispose of it immediately or return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. Customers with any questions regarding the recall can call (702)706-5263, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm PST.
According to national food safety lawyer Ron Simon, “Listeriosis can be a severe infection for those with weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, children, those with autoimmune disorders, and pregnant women, who are at the upmost risk. Pregnant women are 10 times more likely to be infected with listeriosis than anyone else and the infection often results in a severe infection in the fetus and even the loss of the fetus.”
According to the CDC, Listeria monocytogenes is the food borne illness causing bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis. In pregnant women, listeriosis often presents as flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. In those that are not pregnant women, listeriosis symptoms include confusion, a stiff neck, loss of balance, fever, muscle aches, and a headache. Symptoms of listeriosis typically develop 1 to 4 weeks after consumption, though cases have presented symptoms as early as one day and as late as 70 days after exposure. If you believe you are suffering from listeriosis, contact your physician immediately for the best course of treatment.