From Our 2012 Archives
Veggie Burgers Recalled Over Listeria Risk
By Miranda Hitti
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD
Latest Infectious Disease News
Dec. 3, 2012 -- Veggie Patch is recalling two of its products -- "The Ultimate Meatless Burger" and "Falafel" -- because of possible contamination with listeria.
No illnesses have been reported. Veggie Patch states that it discovered the issue during routine testing of its products.
The recall includes:
Both products are fully cooked and refrigerated. Frozen Veggie Patch products are not part of the recall.
If you have either recalled item, don't eat it. Throw it out and email Veggie Patch at email@example.com to arrange for a refund.
Listeria infection can cause fever, headache, neck stiffness, and muscle aches, often preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It's particularly risky for older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and newborns.
For more information, contact VeggiePatch at 888-807-0765 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: News release, FDA.