The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking you to check the packages of muffins due to a major muffin recall. The recall affects products sold under multiple brand names at 7-Eleven, Walmart, Stop & Shop, and other stores. Give and Go, the company behind the voluntary recall, says the muffins may be contaminated with listeria.
The recall affects 26 packaged muffin products in several varieties, including blueberry, chocolate chip, banana nut, double chocolate, according to an alert on the FDA website. It also includes mini muffins in corn, blueberry streusel, strawberry streusel, and chocolate chip flavors. The products were sold under brand names including Uncle Wally’s, The Worthy Crumb, Stop & Shop, 7-Eleven Selects, Freshness Guaranteed, and the popular Walmart brands, Great Value and Marketside.
Give and Go initiated the muffin recall through the company’s “environmental monitoring program,” the alert says.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that listeria is generally transmitted when food is harvested, processed, prepared, packed, transported or stored in environments that are contaminated.
If ingested, listeria bacteria can cause a foodborne illness called listeriosis.
This type of listeriosis, called invasive listeriosis, occurs when the bacteria make it out of the gut and into