If you or someone you know does their shopping at Walmart, you’ll want to check your freezers immediately.
The superstore chain is just one of the many stores who have had to recall products over the last year for concerns of listeria.
Listeria is a type of bacterial infection that causes fever, muscle aches, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Listeria in pregnant women can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
“Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them,” according to the most recent recall notice.
“These recalled products were distributed to a customer distribution center in Louisiana and may have been redistributed to stores in Louisiana and Mississippi,” according to the recall notice. “The affected retail customer has been notified of this recall and instructed to remove any recalled product from retail store shelves and inventories.”
No illnesses have been reported yet, but listeria can take up to 70 days to present itself after exposure.
These are the affected items:
Great Value branded 32-ounce plastic zip-top bags of frozen, organic, dark sweet pitted cherries.
- Best By Date of 08/10/19 on the back of the bag;
- UPC number of 078742126166; and
- Lot code FED722211 or FED722212.
If you have been exposed to the potential listeria risk, you are urged to contact your doctor immediately to be tested.