White Castle voluntarily recalled some of their frozen hamburger products due to possible Listeria contamination.
Listeria is an organism that can be fatal, especially for children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems.
The Columbus-based company discovered the possible contamination after a third-party lab collected a sample from one of the chain’s manufacturing facilities that showed Listeria.
According to a press release, the affected products include their frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6-pack hamburgers, frozen 6-pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16-pack hamburgers. Also, the 16-pack cheeseburgers with “best by” dates from August could be affected.
Products with these “best by” dates are currently being removed from store shelves, and anyone with these items is urged not to eat them and to throw them away immediately. Since the concerns, White Castle has not shipped any product from this facility to customers.
White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson said, “This voluntary recall is precautionary and is the right thing to do. Our number one focus is the safety of our customers and our team members. We want to hold ourselves to the absolute highest standards of accountability in all aspects of our business – and especially food safety,”
White Castle says they’re going to have intensive sanitation from food safety experts. At this point, public health officials have not reported any Listeria illness connected with the frozen burgers.
Some of the Listeria symptoms include high fevers, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.