Blendtopia has issued a recall for Superfood Smoothie Kits that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and premature delivery of an infected newborn. At the time of the recall, the company was not aware of any illnesses.
The recalled products were sold in 7-ounce sizes. The smoothie blends included in the recall include: Blendtopia brand “Glow”, “Detox”, “Energy”, “Immunity” and “Strength” Superfood Smoothie Kits. They have “Best By” dates of July 2021, Oct 2021, and Nov 2021. These products were sold online and at stores nationwide.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The company said it discovered the problem during a quality control processes and believe the problem stems from a single ingredient. Blendtopia is a Nashville, Tennessee-based frozen smoothie company that was acquired by Lakeside Foods of Manitowoc, WI in October, 2019.