California Company Recalls Edamame Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Edamame recalled over listeria fears

A California company has issued a nationwide edamame recall due to listeria concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes a sometimes-fatal infection, and is particularly unsafe for children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The reason: a potential listeria contamination, according to the FDA.

AFC has notified all retail locations of the recall.

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The products were packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold, under refrigeration, in 8.0 ounce (227 gram) packages, identified as "Edamame - Soybeans in Pods". Pregnant women may only have mild flu-like symptoms, but this illness can cause stillbirth, miscarriage, premature labor, and fetal infection.

The edamame was sold at retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in 33 states including MI. If you happen to have a package of this edamame, you can return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

The CDC says there are an estimated 1,600 cases of listeria a year, about 260 of them fatal.

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