Company recalls asparagus product over listeria concerns

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WASHINGTON (WAVY) – More than 1,800 cases of an asparagus product distributed across the country are being recalled. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release Wednesday Pictsweet Company recalled its Steam’ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria.

Pictsweet was informed that it had been sent product suspected of containing listeria, the release said.

The recall affects Asparagus Spears with the UPC code 0 70560 97799 9 that have production codes production codes beginning with 2138XD and a “BEST BY AUG 1, 2020.”

The FDA said the asparagus was distributed to 35 states across the country, including Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported.

Listeria can lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children as well as frail and elderly people. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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