FDA Recalls Human And Pet Food Products Over Potential Illness

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The Food and Drug Administration issued two recalls Wednesday for human and animal food products.

The human food recall was focused on Food Lion and Kroger products, which may have been contaminated with listeria, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The administration is only focusing on a handful of different shipments with specific expiration dates that are listed on the site.

The recall is predominantly centered on frozen vegetables. And while there have been no official consumer reports of illnesses, the FDA issued the recall as a result of third party lab results that identified listeria.

“Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women,” the FDA mentioned in their notice.

The second recall published Wednesday focused on animal foods, drugs, medical devices and more. Inmar Supply Chain Solutions opted to voluntarily recall its FDA regulated products that were contained in pallets in Inmar’s Arlington, Texas, facility between May 2022 and July 2023, according to the FDA. (RELATED: FDA Issues Major Recall On Flour Products)

“There are numerous hazards associated with rodents including the potential presence of Salmonella. Use or consumption of affected products may present risk of illness due to the potential presence of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants, young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant persons, persons with pre-existent pathology (e.g., patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy treatments, organ transplant recipient, etc.) and others with weakened immune systems,” the risk statement noted.