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Dutch Treat Foods Recalls Sweet Pea Pasta Salad Because of Potential Health Risk

Dutch Treat Foods, Inc., of Zeeland, MI, is voluntarily recalling 3087 pounds of Sweet Pea Pasta Salad due to one ingredient in the product being recalled by one of its suppliers. The product is being recalled due to the potential of being 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 in pregnant women. There have been no reported illnesses to date associated with this product.

This recall is due to J.R. Simplot Co. (Simplot), of Boise, ID, recalling select products having the potential of being contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential contamination did not originate at the Dutch Treat Foods facility.

The recalled Sweet Pea Pasta Salad was sold bulk in 10 pound cases (2 five pound bags) to two distributors in Michigan, Lipari Foods and Sysco Grand Rapids, under the Dutch Treat Foods label. It was also sold in retail stores in Michigan and directly from the Dutch Treat Foods facility in bulk 10 pound cases, 2 pound containers, and 14 ounce containers under the Dutch Treat Foods label.

The recalled product has “USE BY” dates of 06/09/16 through 07/01/16.

The distributor and retail stores have been contacted and instructed to remove any product from their shelves and to dispose of any remaining product in their inventory.

Consumers who have purchased the product should not consume the product but should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may call the company collect at 616-772-5921. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. EST.