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Listeria risk prompts Veggie Noodle recall

Veggie Noodle Co. of Austin, TX, is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of butternut spirals due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.  UCM541999

The recalled product is packaged in a 10.7-ounce clear plastic container, has the UPC Code 852287006059 and has an “Enjoy By” date of Feb. 23. Products with other “Enjoy By” dates are not affected.

The potential contamination of the butternut spirals was found as a result of routine product testing and the recall was initiated by Veggie Noodle Co. out of an abundance of caution. There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall to date.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.