If you are a vegan that love to enjoy Edamame then you should check your products right now to see if they are affected by this widespread food recall. The concern is listeria and it’s not to be taken lightly.
I know I love to put Edamame in my salads and I eat it several times a week so the first thing I did was go check the products I have on hand to see if they were ok. Luckily mine are not affected but you can never be too safe.
This is a widespread recall of Edamame Soybeans made by Advanced Fresh Concepts. These are packaged just the way I buy mine, still in the pod. That way I can cook them, eat them straight from the bag, or put the beans in my salads and other recipes.
There are 33 states affected by this recall and they are: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY.
The affected product is 8 oz packages of Edamame soy beans in the pod, sold in the refrigeration section. To see if you have an affected product check for UPC 0-23012-00261-9, dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017.
Consumers concerned about whether the Edamame they purchased is subject to this recall should check with the store of purchase. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume it and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections especially in young children, frail or older adults, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Others may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women. – foodsafetynews.com