Stahlbush is recalling their 10 ounce IQF Green Beans because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this pathogenic bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled item was distributed throughout the United States and Canada. It is Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean in 10 ounce paper retail packages. The product is sold frozen. The UPC number is 6 38882 00053 7. The lot numbers and “best by” dates are: #16034001 with a “best buy” code date of 02/03/18; #15097001 with a “best buy” code date of 04/07/17; #14328001 with a “best buy” code date of 11/24/14; #15362001 with a “best buy” code date of 12/28/17; and #14310002 with a “best buy” code date of 11/06/16.
If you purchased any of these items, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed package or return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund. Wash your hands after handling these products and clean out your freezer with a mild bleach solution, since freezing does not kill Listeria bacteria.