Lancaster Foods has issued a recall for butternut squash products that may be contaminated with Listeria. These products were sold at grocery stores in NC, VA, DC, MD, PN, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, and VT. This recall is in effect at the same time another company has issued a recall for butternut squash spirals and chunk products. Consumers who have purchased any pre-cut butternut squash products recently should check recall information carefully as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
Lancaster has temporarily halted production while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates.
The recalled Lancaster butternut squash products were sold as noodles, chunks and mixed with other vegetables were sold in clear plastic containers and in plastic bags labeled Grab & Steam.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection, which include a headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, usually appear within two weeks but can take as long as 70 days to develop. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by an upset stomach, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
If you developed a Listeria infection after eating butternut squash contaminated with Listeria and would like a free consultation with an experienced Listeria lawyer, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Listeria Legal Team. We have represented clients in every major Listeria outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.