Chili Dogs, Sandwiches And More Than 150 Other Foods Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

foodsNo picnic is complete without chili dogs, sandwiches, hamburgers and listeria monocytogenes? Okay that last one doesn’t exactly scream party, but it was found in all of the aforementioned food times, necessitating a large recall from SunBurst Foods.

Nearly 150 food products under the names SunBurst, Fresh Bites and private labeled products sold in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia were recalled over the weekend, the Food and Drug Administration reports.

The recall was initiated after a sampling by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services found traces of listeria.

Recalled items include a variety of cold sandwiches, salads, breakfast meals, packaged fruit, desserts and snacks. A full list of recalled products can be found online.

Private labels included in the recall include River Edge Farms, CFW, Southern Zest, CJ’s Vending, Binford Street Deli, Middle Georgia Vendors, Roanoke Foods, Select Foods, and Jesse Jones.

SunBurst Foods is unaware of any illnesses related to the recalled products. Consumers who may have purchased the affected products are urged to destroy the items or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Products contaminated with 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.

Sunburst Foods Recalls Products Because Of Possible Health Risk [FDA]

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