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White Castle frozen hamburgers recalled with possible Listeria issue

Copy of a White Castle box included in a recall. (FDA)

CASPER, Wyo – White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of some of its frozen hamburgers sold in retail stores.

According to a statement from the FDA, the recall includes “frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers, 16 pack cheeseburgers.”

The cause of the recall is the possible presence of 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,” according to the FDA.

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Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, said the release.

The recall includes products on shelves at retailers with “best by” dates ranging from Aug. 04, 2020 to Aug. 17, 2020.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the release, which says White Castle caught the problem after random samples were tested by an outside lab.

These remaining products are currently being removed from retailers, but customers who have purchased the items are encouraged to dispose of or exchange the food if it’s from the recalled batch.

The full lot codes of the packages included in the recall can be seen here.