Consumers across the nation are being urged to check their pantries and refrigerators after a major food recall was announced due to possible listeria contamination.
Hundreds of ready-to-eat foods, including breakfast sandwiches and fruit cups, have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall affects more than 400 products, including those sold in grocery stores, convenience stores, and online retailers.
The FDA says the recall is due to the potential presence of listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
The recalled products were sold under several different brands, including Tyson, Jimmy Dean, and Hillshire Farm. The list of recalled products includes various types of sandwiches, wraps, snack trays, salads, and fruit cups.
Consumers are urged to either throw away or return the recalled products to the store where they were purchased. The FDA has also advised consumers to check their freezers for any recalled products.
The FDA is continuing to investigate the source of the contamination and is asking anyone with information to contact the agency.
For those looking for more information on the recall, a full list of the affected products can be found on the FDA website. Consumers can also view full coverage of the recall on USNN.