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If This Trader Joe's Product is in Your Freezer, Throw it Out Now

It could be contaminated with listeria.
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The FDA has announced that frozen Lightly Salted Edamame produced by Tesoros Trading Company and sold at Trader Joe's is being recalled because of the possibility it is contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The 16-ounce packages of "Trader Joe's Lightly Salted Edamame" were sold at locations in Arizona, Utah, Southern California, and Southern Nevada. On the back of the green plastic bags, they are stamped with 22LA102 M, 22LA102 N, or 22LA102 P. Although all the potentially contaminated items have been removed from stores and destroyed, it still could be in customer's homes and should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund or thrown away, according to the report.

Tesoros Trading Company, which operates out of Las Vegas and supplies area Trader Joe's with the edamame, is still investigating the source of the outbreak with the FDA. (For more information on foods that are safe to eat, here are The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.)

Listeria is especially dangerous for children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems, but it can leave lasting effects on others, as well. Symptoms can start a few days after eating the contaminated food, but they can also take over 30 days to begin. These include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, headache, confusion, stiff neck, loss of balance, and more, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Women who are pregnant are more susceptible to infections due to listeria than others, though. The Mayo Clinic says it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, and even a potentially fatal infection after birth.

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