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California Company Recalls Edamame Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

20 March 2017

California-based Advanced Fresh Concepts announced its internal testing turned up listeria in its edamame, so the company recalled all edamame dated from January 3 through March 17.

A picture of the retail Edamame package is attached to the end of this release.

No illnesses have been reported so far, according to the FDA.

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The contamination was discovered during a random quality testing.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems. The edamame is sold in 8-ounce refrigerated packs titled "Edamame - Soybeans in Pods".

The edamame was sold at retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in 33 states including MI. Retailers in 33 states across the US have been notified, and the product should no longer be available to buy. If it does, you should not consume the edamame.

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No one has fallen ill, but the product has been recalled from stores, cafeterias and corporate dining centers in 33 states. If you did buy it, throw it away in a sealed garbage can so other people and animals can't eat it, or take it or the receipt back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, you can read the FDA's recall notice here.

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California Company Recalls Edamame Due To Possible Listeria Contamination