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I’ll have a side of Listeria with my Pennsylvania Raw Milk and New York Salad

Salad Recall

Gourmet Boutique of Jamaica, N.Y., is recalling 35 types of fresh and frozen products, which were distributed nationwide. It includes various salads and other products. It is voluntarily recalling 286,320 pounds of meat products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service.

More information about the specific products included in this recall can be found on the USDA Web site.

Raw Milk Recall – Again

Consumers are also advised to discard tainted Raw Milk. Consumers who purchased raw milk from Green Acres Jersey Farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, any time should discard it immediately due to the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Pennsylvania Agriculture officials said. Officials said during routine inspection of the dairy, a preliminary test showed the presence of Listeria bacteria in some raw milk samples.

Listeria Symptoms

Symptoms of Listeriosis include fever, muscle aches and sometimes, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of Listeriosis can appear in four days to three weeks.