FDA: Two snacks sold in Kentucky recalled due to listeria concerns

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (WTVQ) – Two snack products that were sold at Meijer stores in Kentucky and other states, have been recalled because of listeria concerns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says FiveStar Gourmet Foods voluntarily recalled MiniMeal2Go-ProteinPack and MiniMeal2Go-AvocadoToast.

Officials say the recall is due to a notification from Almark Foods in Georgia that it may have supplied single-serve, prepackaged, hard boiled eggs contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It is associated with a current foodborne illness investigation.

Both MiniMeal2Go products come in a 6/8.25-ounce and 6/6.75-ounce clear plastic package marked with specific lots with an expiration dates from 12/26/19 through 1/06/20 printed on the film.

According to officials, the MiniMeal2Go products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin in Meijer supermarkets only.

The FDA says Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but officials say Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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