White Castle fans, you really need to go check your freezers, like now! White Castle issued a voluntary recall of it’s frozen sliders that are sold in grocery stores due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. This includes frozen jalapeno cheeseburgers, frozen hamburgers, and frozen cheeseburgers.
The recall was announced after the presence of listeria was found in one of their manufacturing plants. The U.S. Food And Drug Administration issued a post stating that the voluntary recall affects select frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16 packs hamburgers, and 16 pack cheeseburgers. It’s important to note that this recall will impact products with a best by date ranging from 04 August 2020 to 17 August 2020. View the full list of lot codes HERE.
“Listeria monocytogenesis an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, 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, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women” — Reported in the statement by the U.S. FDA.
So far there hasn’t been any reported illness but both White Castle and the FDA are insisting that customers either dispose of them immediately or return their recalled products to the store they were purchased in for a full refund or exchange.