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08/09/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/09/2020 18:34

Freshouse, Natures Promise, Fresh From the Start, Wegmans

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

FRESHOUSE II, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Select Mesh Bags and Bulk Shipments of Potatoes, Limes, Valencia Oranges and Lemons Because of Possible Health Risk

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:August 09, 2020FDA Publish Date:August 09, 2020Product Type:Food & Beverages Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:Freshouse II, LLCBrand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Freshouse
Natures Promise
Fresh From the Start
Wegmans
Product Description:
Product Description
Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Organic Limes, and Red B Potatoes

Company Announcement

Freshouse II, LLC of Salisbury, NC is recalling the following specific production lots, brands and weights of Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Organic Limes, and Red B Potatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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 recall was voluntarily initiated after the company's routine internal testing identified Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment in one of our packing facilities. We have ceased the production and distribution of the product that was packed on the equipment in question and are taking corrective actions and continually evaluating our cleaning and sanitation regimes.

No illnesses have been associated with this recall to date.

Consumers can identify recalled retail products by looking for the brand, UPC number and, if available the trace number printed on the tag or clip attached to the opening end of the bag. The recalled products were shipped directly to retailer distribution centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia and to wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina (see table below). Click here to see photos of recalled products.

CONSUMER RETAIL ITEMS
Recall Initiated August 9, 2020
PRODUCT BRAND RETAIL UPC TRACE # printed on tag or clip on bag SIZE LOT # ON BULK CASES
(this information is for retail stores)
Limes Freshouse 33383 14683 174618 174570 174571 174572 2lb mesh bags 16444003
16444603
16444703
Organic Limes Natures Promise 88267 53813 174375 1lb mesh bags X0174375
Red B Potatoes Fresh from the Start 33383 51003 174575
174403 174595
3lb mesh bags 16475401
16453501
16475401
Lemons Fresh from the Start 33383 14020 174551 174552 2lb mesh bags 16453103
16415302
Lemons Wegmans 77890 15917 n/a 2lb mesh bags 16453103
Valencia Oranges Wegmans 77890 52363 n/a 4lb mesh bags 16415104
WHOLESALE BULK ITEMS
Recall initiated August 9, 2020
PRODUCT SIZE Shipper Reference Numbers
(this information is for
wholesale customers)
Lemons 40 lb boxes 1187005, 1187128, 1187103, 1187112
Limes 40 lb boxes 1187112, 1187099, 1187128, 1186832
Red Potatoes 50 lb bags 1187098, 320873, 320992, 2182424
Valencia Oranges 40 lb boxes 1187099, 1187015, 1187112

Consumers who have a recalled item listed above in their possession should not consume it and should destroy the product in a way so that it may not be consumed by others or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Freshouse II, LLC at 631-369-7150, Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Eastern Time. Consumers may also contact the company via email ([email protected]) or visit the company's website at www.freshouserecall.com.

Freshouse II, LLC has notified its retail and wholesale customers who received the recalled product directly from the company and is requesting that these customers remove the recalled product from commerce. We are also asking our direct customers to notify their customers of this recall. The company is issuing this press release and keeping the U.S. Food & Drug Administration informed of its recall process to assure that consumers are properly alerted.

'We voluntarily issued this recall out of an abundance of caution with the steadfast intent to minimize even the slightest risk to public health,' said Jamey Friedman, President. 'We take food safety and this recall seriously. Freshouse is committed to providing consumers with fresh, nutritious, safe products.'

Company Contact Information

Consumers:Freshouse II, LLC 631-369-7150 [email protected]

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