Veggie Noodle Co. has announced a recall of some of its ramen noodle products as a listeria concerns widen. This is the latest expansion in the recall by Almark Foods, which we reported on last week.
Almark already issued a recall for its hard-boiled egg products, but now Veggie Noodle Co. has joined the recall over concerns that egg-based noodles could have been made from the same recalled stock of eggs.
Almark Recall Expands
Almark’s earlier recall of egg products came after several customers fell ill with listeria infections. The company swiftly announced the voluntary recall, working to address the issue before more people could get sick.
Unfortunately, though Almark is based in Gainesville, Georgia, it sends its egg products all over the US. As such, this recall is in effect nationwide.
The recall has already been expanded once before to cover more products. Veggie Noodle Co. is the second company to announce a recall due to a close operating relationship with Almark. The initial recall, which was issued on December 20, affected only Almark products before the two expansions.
Veggie Noodle Co. Recalls
The recent Veggie Noodle Co. recalls affect all expiration dates of Cece’s Ramen Noodle brand noodle products–specifically, the Fresh Veggie Ramen.
Customers are urged to not consume any of the recalled items. Instead, return them to the store they were originally purchased at for a refund.
Alternatively, if you can’t return the items, simply discard the entire package. Under no circumstances should you consume these noodles; listeria infections can be serious and even deadly in certain conditions. Make sure to check your pantry if you’ve recently purchased the recalled product.
Listeria can be a serious illness in certain patients. People with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, older people and young children can all experience severe symptoms from listeria, including fever, soreness, muscle aching, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. In some rare cases, the illness can even lead to death.
Even in otherwise healthy adults, a listeria infection can cause a person to fall ill for upwards of a week at a time. If you or someone in your family is experiencing symptoms that could be listeria, don’t hesitate to visit your doctor.