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Americas Kitchen Recalls "Wellsley Farms" Green Bean Casserole Because of Possible Health Risk


John Geoghagan


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Alpharetta, GA -- February 22, 2007 -- Americas Kitchen of Alpharetta, GA, is recalling its 32-ounce packages of "Wellsley Farms" Green Bean Casserole sold from September 1, 2006 through February 22, 2007 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause illness, mild, moderate or even severe. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause more serious illness in young children, frail or elderly people and may even cause miscarriages or stillbirths. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.

The recalled "Wellsley Farms" Green Bean Casserole was distributed nationwide in BJ's Wholesale Club retail stores. The product comes in a 32-ounce, clear plastic package marked with SKU # 19866.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 32-ounce package of "Wellsley Farms" Green Bean Casserole.

The production of the product has been suspended while the problem is being investigated.

Consumers who have purchased 32-ounce packages of "Wellsley Farms" Green Bean Casserole marked SKU # 19866 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-770-754-0707 ext.1235.


Photos: Wellsley Farms Green Bean Casserole

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