Recall: Pictsweet Farms Steam'ables Asparagus Spears
On 2018-11-13, the FDA announced that The Pictsweet Company is conducting a recall on Steam'ables Asparagus Spears due to possible contamination with listeria. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Pictsweet Farms during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 44 food recalls due to potential contamination, including cheese, pork products and more. Additionally, there have been 39 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 28 drug and medical device recalls.
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Name: The Pictsweet Company
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Product Description: Steam'ables Asparagus Spears
Brand Name(s): Pictsweet Farms
Reason for Recall: Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination
Official Recall Date: 2018-11-13
Additional information provided by the FDA.gov:
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam'ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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. Read More.
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