Chives recalled for possible listeria contamination

    Chives distributed by an upstate New York company have been recalled for possible listeria contamination. They were sold in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and six other states.

    The Associated Press reports the chives were packaged in clamshell containers, one-pound bags and twist tie bunches under lot No. 0201111 and dated May 6.

    Listeria is a bacterium that can cause fever, abdominal illness and infection for those with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported, and consumers can return the chives to their retailers for refunds.

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