Versa Marketing, Inc. Recalls
Versa Marketing Inc. of Fresno, CA is recalling 4,089 cases of Fusia Szechuan Stir fry because it has 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 product was distributed to only Aldi stores.
The affected product was distributed in poly bags in a multi-pack under the following labels codes:
Fusia Szechuan Stir fry, Net Weight 21 oz (595 grams) UPC code 041498-178864 Code: Best by date 6-14-18
No other product was affected by this voluntary recall.
The company has not received any complaints in relation to this product and is not aware of any illnesses associated with the product to date.
The recall was a result of product being tested at retail by the State of Florida which had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has ceased distribution of the product and the company and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. The company is fully cooperating with the FDA.
Consumers who purchased the product are urged not to consume this product, and throw it away. Consumer requiring refunds or with questions may contact the company at 1-877-228-6814, Monday-Friday 8 am – 3 pm.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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