September 28, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today announcing that Dale and Thomas Popcorn is currently recalling a variety of Indiana-brand popcorn products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. This recall was initiated after the company detected the presence of listeria in a number of ready-to-eat bags of Indiana-brand popcorn. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
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What’s the problem?
The Dave and Thomas Popcorn products included in this recall were distributed to various retailers, vendors, distribution centers, and consumers via Internet sales on or after August 8, 2012. All recalled products were packaged in red bags of various sizes, and feature Best By dates of February 4 thru March 12, 2013. The Best By date is located on the front, top right corner of the package, and the Bag UPC Code is located in the nutritional panel found on the back, bottom left corner of the package. Click here for a comprehensive list of Dave and Thomas Popcorn products affected by this recall.
Under no circumstances should popcorn included in this recall be consumed. If you have purchased any recalled products, you should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone concerned about a food poisoning illness should contact their healthcare provider right away. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Listeria Food Poisoning
Listeria is a gram-positive bacterial genus that consists of seven known species. The genus was named after the pioneer of sterile surgery Joseph Lister in 1940. The major human pathogen in the genus is Listeria monocytogenes, which leads to listeriosis, a potentially life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. Listeriosis is an extremely serious disease, and has a mortality rate greater than 25%. The two main clinical manifestations of listeriosis include sepsis and meningitis. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis may include:
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- confusion or changes in alertness
- loss of balance
Do I Have a Dale and Thomas Indiana Popcorn Recall Lawsuit?
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