Citrus, potatoes recalled by Freshouse due to possible listeria contamination
Freshouse II LLC of Salisbury, North Carolina, is recalling the following specific production lots, brands and weights of Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Organic Limes and Red B Potatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although 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.
The recall was voluntarily initiated after the company’s routine internal testing identified Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment in one of our packing facilities. We have ceased the production and distribution of the product that was packed on the equipment in question and are taking corrective actions and continually evaluating our cleaning and sanitation regimes.
No illnesses have been associated with this recall to date.
Consumers can identify recalled retail products by looking for the brand, UPC number and, if available the trace number printed on the tag or clip attached to the opening end of the bag. The recalled products were shipped directly to retailer distribution centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia and to wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina (see table below).
|CONSUMER RETAIL ITEMS
Recall Initiated Aug. 9, 2020
|PRODUCT||BRAND||RETAIL UPC||TRACE # printed on tag or clip on bag||SIZE||LOT # ON BULK CASES
(this information is for retail stores)
|Limes||Freshouse||33383 14683||174618 174570 174571 174572||2lb mesh bags||16444003
|Organic Limes||Natures Promise||88267 53813||174375||1lb mesh bags||X0174375|
|Red B Potatoes||Fresh from the Start||33383 51003||174575
|3lb mesh bags||16475401
|Lemons||Fresh from the Start||33383 14020||174551 174552||2lb mesh bags||16453103
|Lemons||Wegmans||77890 15917||n/a||2lb mesh bags||16453103|
|Valencia Oranges||Wegmans||77890 52363||n/a||4lb mesh bags||16415104|
|WHOLESALE BULK ITEMS
Recall initiated Aug. 9, 2020
|PRODUCT||SIZE||Shipper Reference Numbers
(this information is for
|Lemons||40 lb boxes||1187005, 1187128, 1187103, 1187112|
|Limes||40 lb boxes||1187112, 1187099, 1187128, 1186832|
|Red Potatoes||50 lb bags||1187098, 320873, 320992, 2182424|
|Valencia Oranges||40 lb boxes||1187099, 1187015, 1187112|
Consumers who have a recalled item listed above in their possession should not consume it and should destroy the product in a way so that it may not be consumed by others or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Freshouse II at 631-369-7150 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers may also contact the company via email ([email protected]) or visit the company’s website at www.freshouserecall.comExternal Link Disclaimer.