Watermelon Chunks Recalled by Country Fresh After Listeria Found on Packing Equipment – Listeria Lawsuit Lawyer Available at 1-888-335-4901
The FDA has announced a recall for Country Fresh Watermelon sold at grocery store’s Walmart and RaceTrac in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas. The recall was initiated after food safety inspectors found traces of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria on packaging equipment during routine food safety testing. Sold in clam shell containers from September 23, 2020, to September 25, 2020, the watermelon chunks were sold with best-if-used by dates of October 2, 3, and 4, 2020. From Walmart, the following products were recalled: Watermelon 4 x 10 oz – UPC Code: 681131180672; Watermelon 2 x 32 oz – UPC Code: 681131180672; Watermelon Chunks 2 x 42 oz – UPC Code: 681131180658; Watermelon Spears 4 x 16 oz – UPC Code: 681131180665; Summer Blend FTC 4 x 5 oz – UPC Code: 681131355094. From RaceTrac, the following products were recalled: Watermelon 5.5oz – UPC Code: 74641000644; Melon Trio 5.5oz – UPC Code: 74641031945.
Consumers can contact Country Fresh Customer Service at 1-877-251-8300 Monday – Friday, 8-5pm CST, regarding any questions over the recall – OR reach out to the Listeria Lawsuit Lawyers at Ron Simon & Associates at 1-888-335-4901.
According to the CDC, Listeria monocytogenes is the foodborne illness causing bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis. 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. In pregnant women, listeriosis often presents as flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, muscle aches, and fatigue. 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. 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.