October 16, 2018

Farmstead Recalls Vegetables, Meats for Botulism, Listeria Risk

Farmstead Inc. of Providence is recalling certain jarred vegetables and meat products that were produced without controls to prevent botulism,  according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. There have been no illnesses associated with this recall. But both botulism and Listeria can serious illness or death.

Recall SignThe products under recall include 8 oz or 16 oz jarred vegetables  including carrots, beets, eggplant, zucchini, pickles, tomato jam.  And meat products, including  4 oz jars of chicken liver mousse and pork rillettes. The jars have screw-on metal lids. The labels bear the name of the product, but do not contain production or date codes Some soft and semi-soft cheeses, raw milk cheeses, goat cheeses, are also being recalled for lack of refrigeration.  And D’Artagnan salami, proscuitto, salamis, liverwurst, pâtés, and other meats processed at the store are also being recalled because they were improperly processed.

Consumers who purchased any of  these recalled products should not eat them. Rhode Island health officials urge anyone who ate any of the recalled products and is experiencing any of the following symptoms to see a health care provider: difficulty breathing, speaking or swallowing, double vision, muscle weakness, muscle aches, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Those most at risk include small children, seniors, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although pregnant women may only experience mid-flu-like symptoms, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and birth defects.

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