Costco Wholesale recalls Dr. Praeger’s Frozen Organic Veggie Burger due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes

Costco Wholesale is updating its recall to include its Dr. Praeger’s brand Frozen Organic Veggie Burger because the products might contain Listeria monoctyogenes. Listeria is a food bacterium that can cause food poisoning. The company has previously recalled its Organic by Nature brand Organic Vegetable Medley.

The products below may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Symptoms caused by Listeria monocytogenes can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.
Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Brand name: Dr. Praeger’s

Product: Frozen Organic Veggie Burger

Pack size: 12-pack box

‘​Best before’ date: 11 December 2015

Lot code: W14BB

Brand name: Dr. Praeger’s

Product: Frozen Organic Veggie Burger

Pack size: 12-pack box

‘​Best before’ date: 26 May 2016  

Lot code: F15CG

Brand name: Dr. Praeger’s

Product: Frozen Organic Veggie Burger

Pack size: 12-pack box

‘​Best before’ date: 20 April 2016  

Lot code: R15CA

Brand name: Organic by Nature

Product: Vegetable Medley

Pack size: 2.5kg

‘Best before’ date: 7 February 2017

Costco Wholesale, the company which sells these products, has recalled products with the affected batch codes and ‘best before’ dates as a precautionary measure. The recall is linked to an ongoing listeria outbreak in the US being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. More details about the issue can be found at www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm499157.htm

Costco Wholesale has sent a letter to all its member customers who have bought the product, explaining why the product has been recalled and the actions members or add-on members can take if they have bought the affected product. A copy of the company’s letter can be found via the link below.

No other Costco Wholesale products are known to be affected.

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