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Popsicles sold in Washington recalled, could be contaminated with listeria

The Ziegenfelder Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possibility of listeria contamination. Photo courtesy FDA

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) - It’s time to check your freezer. The Food and Drug Administration says some popsicles may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The Ziegenfelder Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because of the possibility of listeria contamination.

The popsicles were sold in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

The products in the recall were delivered between April 5 and April 19.

No illnesses have been reported yet.

The FDA warns listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with weakened immune systems.

They say symptoms include a fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9, and have lot codes D09418A through D10018B. The Sugar Free Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9, and have lot codes D09318A through D10018B.

During a routine state inspection at the production facility, officials found listeria monocytogenes in environmental samples.

Consumers who have purchased the affected ice pops are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-683-0379, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

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