Chives are being recalled in multiples states because it could be consummated with foodborne bacteria. The chives, produced by an upstate New York company, may be contaminated with Listeria, according to news reports.
Goodness Gardens Inc. of New Hampton, is recalling the chives, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled chives were sold at through retailers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois and Virginia.
Consumers with the recalled item can identify the product plastic clamshell containers, 1 pound bags and twist tie bunches. The recalled lot is number 0201111, dated May 6, according to news reports.
As a Charleston personal injury attorney , I'm glad to hear that no reports of foodborne illness or personal injuries have occurred in connection to this recall. I urge consumers to check this recall and make sure they aren't eating this potentially contaminated food. Listeria is a potentially fatal foodborne disease that is linked to miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. It can also cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Staphylococcus can cause serious gastrointestinal illnesses, including nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Both pathogens are more serious in the elderly and very young.
While we don't handle this type of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community that there has been a recall to help protect your safety. If you have been injured in a recall like this you might wish to contact a Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer who can help.