On April 24, 2018, Ziegenfelder Company from Wheeling, West Virginia, announced that they were issuing a recall for two of their beloved summertime treats. The recall was ordered after concerns began to rise that they were contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria, Listeria.
The items being recalled are 3,000 cases of their Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and the Sugar-Free Twin Pops. Please check your freezer immediately if you purchase either of these products and make sure they are not a part of this recall!
The Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops have a UPC code of 0-74534-84200-9, with a lot code ranging from D09418A through D10018B. The Sugar-Free Twin Pops have a UPC code of 0-74534-75642-9 with lot codes between D09318A and D10018B.
The products in question were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. It was delivered to stores between April 5 and April 19, 2018.
The Listeria bacteria was found during a routine inspection of the plant. It was discovered in environmental samples that were collected, and the plant was immediately closed down while the plant and the state of Colorado investigate the cause of the problem.
Listeria is a dangerous bacteria, and it can cause death in the young, elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. It has also been known to cause miscarriages and stillborns in pregnant woman. Healthy individuals typically only suffer short-term symptoms like fever, stiffness, abdominal pain, headache, diarrhea, and nausea.
If you would like to contact Ziegenfelder Company, you can reach them at 1-888-683-0379. They are available to take calls Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm eastern standard time.
If you have purchased one of the products, please dispose of them immediately or return them to the store where purchased in order to receive a full refund. Do not eat any items from the affected products as they could prove to be deadly.
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