The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced a voluntary recall of red potatoes and several citrus fruits sold by a North Carolina-based company due to concerns about listeria bacteria.
A notice on the FDA’s website states that items sold by Freshouse II in Salisbury, NC, including lemons, lemons, oranges and red potatoes, may be contaminated with the listeria found during an inspection. company premises.
“Freshouse II, LLC of Salisbury, NC is recalling the following production batches, specific brands and weights of Orange Valencia, Limes, Limes, Organic Limes, and Red Potato B as they are potentially contaminated with microbes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail elderly, and others with weakened immune systems, the company said in a statement shared by the FDA.
“Although healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.”; in pregnant women “.
“Recalls began voluntarily after periodic internal testing of the company identifying Listeria monocytogenes on a device at one of our packaging facilities. We discontinued production and compost. product distribution is packed on the equipment in question and is taking corrective actions and continually evaluating our cleaning and sanitizing regimes, “the company said.
The Company went on to note that there were no product related illnesses or recall attempts. Jamey Friedman, the company’s chairman, told CNN in a statement that this action was taken with extreme caution.
“We have voluntarily issued this recalls very cautiously with the unwavering purpose of minimizing even the smallest risk to public health,” Friedman said.
This is the second FDA food recall to date in August. The agency said earlier this month that some onions sold by a California-based company would be recalled due to fears of salmonella related to the outbreak.