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If You're a Taco Lover, You Need to Know About This Recall

Several products sold in stores nationwide could be contaminated with Listeria.
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Several taco grocery products are part of a new recall because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a company announcement posted on the FDA website. Consuming food with this organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly and frail people, and others with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

J&J Distributing of St. Paul, Minn. is recalling the Haug 16- and 29-ounce Taco Trays and Mini 7 Layer Dip Tray; the 10-ounce Fresh Thyme Taco Dip; the 9-ounce Layered Fiesta Dip, 26- and 15.8-ounce Taco Platter, and 9-ounce Taco Dip from Tastebuds; the Earthgrown Mini Taco Dip; the 8- and 15.8-ounce Taco Dip from Kwik Trip; and the Caribou Turkey Sandwich. All have a Code Date of 3-Mar, except for the sandwich, which is 26-Feb. All items in the taco product recall were distributed and sold in retail stores nationwide. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts.)

Routine testing found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a utensil used to produce the products, the announcement says. So far, no illnesses have been reported, but symptoms include a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea that can develop 1 to 4 weeks after consumption of the contaminated food, according to the CDC.

J&J Distributing says anyone with these items in their kitchen should return them to the store they purchased them from for a full refund. Check for these ASAP in your own kitchen, and while you're at it, look for these two nut milks and these pretzels that have also been recently recalled.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is a staff writer for Eat This, Not That!. Read more