Food Consumer Alert! Wylwood Broccoli Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

By Daniel, Parent Herald April 04, 06:30 am
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Consumers love getting broccoli because it is rich in nutrients that can improve a person's health. However, 1,800 cases of Save-A-Lot's Wylwod brand of frozen broccoli sold across 11 states have been recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

The states where the frozen broccoli was sold to are Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, UPI reports. The possible Listeria contamination of the sold frozen broccoli was detected by Ohio food officials during a random test.

The Wylwood brand of frozen broccoli cases recalled for possible Listeria contamination are sold in 16-ounce plastic bags with labels that read UPC 5193300110 and bag codes A25335P or A15335P. The company advises consumers who have these kinds of frozen broccoli to throw them away.

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause several health problems. Listeria contamination can cause fever, chills, headache, vomiting, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea, according to About Listeria.

Serious Listeria infection can even lead to death for children, elderly people and those with weak immune systems. Listeria contamination can also cause miscarriages and other pregnancy complications in pregnant women.

Listeria contamination can result in fatal health complications, even on healthy people. "The most common is septicemia (bacterial pathogens in the blood, also known as bacteremia), with meningitis being the second most common," About Listeria explains. "Other complications can include inflammation of the brain or brain stem (encephalitis), brain abscess, inflammation of the heart-membrane (endocarditis), and localized infection, either internally or of the skin."

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