HelloFresh recipe kits delivered the week of June 11th to 15th, 2016 and the weeks of March 12th to 25th, 2016 have been recalled due to notification from a supplier that the peas have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The peas were delivered by a third party delivery service in Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia, as part of the meals "Summer Vegetable Salad with Seared Chicken, Garlic Croutons, and Mustard-Chive Vinaigrette" (June 11-15, 2016), "Lemony Pan-Seared Chicken with Pesto Potato Salad and Peas" (March 12-18, 2016), and "Seared Steak with Spring Veggie Succotash and Mint-Chive Pesto" and "Nir's Lamb-Stuffed Zucchini with Spiced Lentil Stew" (March 19-25, 2016). We expect that the March items have already been consumed and no cases of illness have been reported. The peas would have arrived in a portion cup inside a kit box labeled with the recipe names described above.
HelloFresh currently has no complaints in regards to their customers becoming sick due to the peas, but in caution has decided to do this voluntary recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children and elderly people, and other people with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals can also suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
If you have any concerns or are experiencing symptoms linked to this recall, please contact your healthcare provider immediately. For more information please read the FDA announcement.