White Castle Listeria Lawyer Update: Frozen Hamburger Recall Due to Listeria Risks.
White Castle issued a voluntary recall on multiple frozen packs of hamburgers on December 6, 2019, due to the potential risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was issued after Listeria monocytogenes were discovered in a routine quality assurance test done by a third-party laboratory. White Castle ceased the shipping of products to customers shortly after the contamination was identified.
The recall of the frozen hamburgers affects frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers, and 16 pack cheeseburgers. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the products affected by the recall have best-by dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020. White Castle frozen sandwiches are sold in rectangular cardboard packages and the code date is located on a side panel. A full list of the recalled products can be found in the FDA webpage.
Jamie Richardson, White Castle Vice President, stated: “Our number one focus is the safety of our customers and our team members, and as a family-owned business, we want to hold ourselves to the absolute highest standards of accountability in all aspects of our business – and especially food safety.”
White Castle has maintained full control of all products produced since the Listeria contamination was discovered. According to the FDA, White Castle has taken actions to sanitize and clean the facility where the contamination was discovered, the company has hired outside safety experts to guide them. They have also increased their already strong food safety testing and manufacturing guidelines to ensure the problem is properly resolved.
The FDA and White Castle are urging customers who may have purchased any of the products affected by the recall to either return them to the place of purchase or safely dispose of them as soon as possible. Customers who may have eaten the recall products and experiencing symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, nausea and/or diarrhea, should contact a medical health care provider. In more severe cases Listeriosis infections can spread to the nervous system and can cause headaches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, as well as convulsions. According to Ron Simon, a National Listeria Lawyer, victims who have symptoms such as fever or a stiff neck may consult a physician, and there are options in cases of suspected Listeriosis for blood or spinal fluid test.
For more information on the White Castle Frozen Hamburger Recall, to speak to a Listeria Lawyer, or to inquire about a Listeria Lawsuit, call 1–888–335-4901.