Limes, Lemons, Oranges & Potatoes Are Recalled Due to Listeria Found on Packing Equipment
You’ll want to check your produce after reading this news!
Freshouse II LLC has announced a voluntary recall of lemons, limes, oranges, and red potatoes due to potential listeria contamination.
Listeria monocytogenes were found on a piece of equipment at one of its packing facilities during routine internal testing according to their statement to the FDA. They immediately ceased production and distribution of all products that were packed on the equipment in question and are taking corrective actions and continually evaluating their cleaning and sanitation regimes.
Listeria monocytogenes are an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been associated with this recall to date.
Check the brand label, UPC & Trace #’s to see if you have any of the recalled products. Note that the Trace # is printed on the tag or clip on the bag. You can see pictures here.
Here are the recalled items…
Limes branded by Freshouse UPC: 33383 & 14683/Trace #174618, 174570, 174571, 174572 in 2lb mesh bags
Organic Limes by Natures Promise UPC: 88267 & 53813/Trace # 174375 in 1lb mesh bags
Red Potatoes by Fresh from the Start UPC: 33383 51003 Trace#: 174575, 174403, 174595 in 3lb mesh bags
Lemons by Fresh from the Start UPC: 33383 & 14020 Trace# 174551, 174552 in 2lb mesh bags
Lemons by Wegmans UPC: 77890 & 15917 in 2lb mesh bags
Valencia Oranges by Wegmans UPC: 77890 & 52363 in 4lb mesh bags
If you have any of the recalled items, you should not consume it and should destroy the product in a way so that it may not be consumed by others or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Freshouse II, LLC at 631-369-7150, Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Eastern Time.
Head here for more information on the recall.