Late today (5/29), the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) came out with this:
As a precautionary measure, Mahwah, NJ- based Supreme Cuts LLC announced
that it is voluntarily recalling 87 cases of Off the Cob Fresh Kernel Corn in 12 oz bags.
The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
The recalled product comes in a 12 oz clear plastic bag marked with a "best if used by" date of May 26, 2008 and lot # 5343. Off the Cob Fresh Kernel Corn with other lot numbers and "best if used by" dates are not affected. Package instructions call for cooking this raw corn product.
While thorough cooking would be an effective control of Listeria monocytogenes contamination, consumers are urged to dispose of the product to avoid risks of undercooking or contamination of other foods.
Other Supreme Cuts products also are not affected. The recalled product was distributed to a small number of stores in New Jersey and Massachusetts. No illnesses have been reported to date. All retail outlets carrying the product have been notified, and the bags affected by the recall are believed to have been removed from store shelves.
Here’s the rest from FDA.