White Castle has issued a recall for some of its frozen sick-pack hamburger products due to the possible presence of Listeria.
The affected products are the six-pack cheeseburgers, hamburgers and jalapeno cheeseburgers, as well as the 16-pack hamburgers and cheeseburgers with “best by” dates ranging from Aug. 4, 2020 to Aug. 17, 2020, the fast-food chain said.
Public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
“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 Vice President Jamie Richardson said in a statement.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The company said it discovered the possible contamination after a third-party lab collected a sample from one of the chain’s manufacturing facilities that showed a presence of Listeria.
Customers with questions about recalled products can reach White Castle at 1-800-843-2728.