Lidl Recalls 7 Oz. Tapas Branded Cocktail Shrimp

Lidl US is recalling certain ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp citing potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The recall involves all units of the Tapas Branded Cocktail Shrimp by Lidl, packaged in 7 oz. containers. Affected products will have a UPC of 4056489411499. All product codes currently on the market are subject to the recall.

The affected product was distributed to all Lidl US store locations in Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The recall was initiated after routine testing revealed the presence of the bacteria in the finished product.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, while the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

However, Lidl US has not received any reports or complaints of illness related to the recalled product to date.

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product, and removed the affected products from its shelves as the investigation into the matter is ongoing, along with the FDA.

Customers are asked to immediately return it to their nearest Lidl store for a full refund.

Lidl operates more than 12,000 stores in 32 countries, and more than 170 stores across nine east coast states and Washington, D.C.

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