Goodness Gardens, Inc., a company based in New Hampton, New York, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling chives Lot # 0201111 due to a risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A routine sampling program by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection revealed that the product lot contained the Listeria bacteria.
According to the company’s press release, the chives were distributed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois, and Virginia through retail stores primarily and one wholesaler in PA. The chives subject to the recall were packaged in various containers including:
- 0.25 oz. plastic clamshell (UPC 0 21985 20005 6)
- 2/3 oz. plastic clamshell (UPC 0 21985 10004 2)
- 1 lb. bags
- 0.5 oz. twist tie bunches
Although the company is not aware of any reported illnesses in connection with the recall, it has advised consumers that it is coordinating closely with regulatory officials and retailers to ensure that the recall is properly executed.
In addition, Goodness Gardens is urging consumers to avoid consuming the chives and return them for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Goodness Gardens, Inc. at 845-355-4757, Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM with any questions.