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Edamame recalled for listeria risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a California company is voluntarily recalling packages of edamame because of the risk of listeria contamination. (FDA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a California company is voluntarily recalling packages of edamame because of the risk of listeria contamination.

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. is recalling 8-ounce packages of Edamame -- Soybeans in Pods dated between Jan. 3 and March 17. The packages have a UPC code of 0-23012-00261-9.

The FDA said Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older adults, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

AFC has notified all retail locations of the recall and the product should no longer be available, the FDA said.

The edamame was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and several other states. Rhode Island was not one of them.

The FDA said consumers who bought the recalled product should not eat it and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions can call 1-866-467-8744 during business hours.

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