November 24, 2014

Trader Joe’s Frozen Chicken And Rice Recalled For Listeria

Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice frozen meals are  being recalled for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. About 4,865 pounds of  the product, which is made ny Aliya’s, were distributed in Canada and the US. Products imported to the United States were distribute to Trader Joe’s stores which have all been contacted and told to remove the product from store shelves.

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The products under recall are 12.5 oz boxes of “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” with  the product code “2012-10-31″ and lot code “30512” Trader Joe’s stores received 240 cartons of the product. Officials at the  US Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) are concerned  that consumers may have the product in their feezers.

Eating  food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that can sometimes be deadly. Those most at risk include pregnant women, small children and seniors. Symptoms include fever, headache, neck stiffness, and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.  It can take as long as two months after eating the contaminated food for symptoms to arise. Anyone who develops these symptoms should see a health care provider.

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