May 17, 2011: Listeria Concerns Lead To Chive Recall

On May 12, 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that chives, sold by Goodness Gardens Inc. of New Hampton, New York, are being recalled because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria.

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The chives are packaged in plastic clamshell containers, 1-pound bags, and twist tie bunches.  The recalled lot number is 0201111 and is dated May 6, 2011.  According to the FDA, the Goodness Gardens recalled chives were sold through retailers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois and Virginia. 

Listeria is a bacterium that can cause a serious infection in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Infection with Listeria in referred to as listeriosis.  To learn more, please see Listeriosis Symptoms. 

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