Edamame is the perfect low calorie snack and sushi accompaniment, but if you’ve purchased any pods in recent months, you may want to think twice.
A possible listeria contamination has led to the necessary recall of the soybeans in 33 states, According to the FDA.
Luckily, it’s not all edamame brands. The at-risk packages were produced by Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. between January 3 and March 17, 2017. The contaminated packages were discovered by the company during a random check at one of their facilities. States who received these packages in question include: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections is those with weakened immune systems such as children, pregnant women and older adults. Healthy people many only experience nausea, abdominal pain, fever or diarrhea, but the infection has been known to cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.
If you bought one of these packages be sure to toss it. Or, return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.
No one has been reported sick from the edamame, but it’s always best to play it safe when it comes to food.