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Wholesome Pantry Organic brand nut butters recalled from ShopRite, other stores

Wholesome Pantry Organic brand nut butters recalled from ShopRite, other stores

Wakefern Food Corp., which owns and operates 11 ShopRite stores in Maryland, including five in Harford County, has recalled several Wholesome Pantry brand organic nut butters because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is a species of pathogenic bacteria that can cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal foodborne infection. It can cause severe illness, such as sepsis, meningitis, or encephalitis. The elderly, newborns and those with compromised immune systems are at risk of severe illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant...

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