ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Several retailers have pulled muffins sold under several brands because they might be contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that can cause food-borne illness.
According to the Fresno Bee, Give and Go Prepared Foods, maker of the grab-and-go muffins, became aware of the issue as part of its environmental monitoring program. The recall includes three store brands from the nation’s grocery-selling giant, Walmart, and the house brand of 7-Eleven, among others.
The recalled products include:
▪ Freshness Guaranteed (Walmart brand) mini muffins Blueberry Streusel, Blueberry Streusel/Strawberry Streusel flavor, Blueberry Streusel/Banana Nut flavors, Banana Nut flavor, Party Cake flavor and Chocolate Chip flavor.
▪ Great Value (Walmart brand) Snack Muffins Chocolate Chip flavor, Banana Nut flavor, Blueberry flavor and Chocolate Chip Brownie snack cup.
▪ Marketside (Walmart brand) muffins, Triple Chocolate flavor and Strawberry & Creme flavor
▪ 7-Eleven Selects, three-pack mini muffins, Banana Nut flavor and Chocolate Chip flavor
▪ Stop & Shop 12-count mini muffins, Blueberry Streusel flavor and Corn flavor
▪ Uncle Wally’s Twin Muffins Blueberry, Chocolate Chip and Banana Nut flavors
▪ The Worthy Crumb, Assorted Large Muffins, including Blueberry Streusel, Banana Nut and Double Chocolate and mini muffins, three-pack, Oreo flavor
Retailers with any of these muffins should pull them from store shelves. Direct questions to Give and Go at (844) 366-1171, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET.
Listeria can grow in foods such as uncooked meats, vegetables, soft cheeses and unpasteurized milk, and about 1,600 Americans suffer from it each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Among the especially vulnerable are senior citizens, pregnant women, children under five and individuals with damaged immune systems. Consequences of getting listeria include nausea, diarrhea, high fever, severe headaches, stomachaches, stiffness, confusion, poor balance and, in rare cases, death.