RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Martin’s Food Markets announced Monday that it removed Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers due to the burgers potentially being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes .
Martin’s has currently received no reports of illnesses to date.
Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Martin’s for a full refund.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis.
However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea.
Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Dr. Praeger’s at 1-877-772-3437.
In addition customers may call Martin’s Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the MARTIN’S website.Find 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.