The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that E. A Sween Company is recalling multiple products because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.
Tip Top Poultry, Inc., recently issued a recall, and they are an ingredient provider to two of E.A. Sween's suppliers, The Suter Company, Inc. that provides chicken salad products and Baja Foods LLC that provides burritos, to the company. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not received any reported illnesses related to this organism. RIDOH's Center for Food Protection has confirmed that the recalled product was distributed in Rhode Island.
Retailers have been instructed to remove affected products from store shelves and inventory immediately. Customer partners with questions are asked to call our Customer Service hotline at 1-800-328-8184 and select #6 for information and refund instructions.
Affected product could have been delivered in the Continental US, Hawaii and Guam through convenience stores and grocery and mass retail outlets. Consumers may return the affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange.