Popcorn, Indiana, is pulling 700,000 bags of its flavored popcorn off shelves after listeria was found on equipment in the plant. The recall includes 14 flavors, manufactured between August 8 and September 25. While a few illnesses have been reported, they have not been confirmed.
Check your cupboard for the following flavors: aged white cheddar, almond biscotti, American cheese, apple crisp, bacon ranch, black-and-white drizzle, caramel, caramel roasted peanuts, chocolate peanut butter, cinnamon sugar drizzle, dark fudge chocolate chip drizzle, kettlecorn, salt and pepper and wasabi reserve. The affected products have "Best By" dates of Feb. 4, 2013 through March 12, 2013. UPC codes can be checked here.
If you have a recalled bag of popcorn, you can return it to the store where you purchased it for a refund.
Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria bacteria. Listeriosis usually causes muscle aches and fever. In pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and serious illness or death in newborns, although it rarely makes the mother seriously ill. Listeriosis can be fatal in the elderly as well as those with compromised immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions like cancer. If you suspect you may have listeriosis, you should call your healthcare provider right away.
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