Aging and Adult Services informing the community of peas conamination

Posted at 3:56 PM, Jun 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-16 18:56:32-04

Contaminated peas that may have been served to senior citizens and meals on wheels participants are now being recalled, according to Aging and Adult Services.

The Department served these peas both in the senior nutrition centers and delivered to residents participating in the meals on wheels program. This notification includes peas with a shipped date of February 4, 2016 to Thursday, June 16th.

Aging and Adult Services recommend the following:

Follow these recommendations if you have eaten the recalled product:

  • If you have eaten recalled products and do not have any symptoms, tests or treatment are not needed, even for people at higher risk for Listeriosis.
  • People who develop symptoms of Listeria after eating possibly contaminated products should contact their healthcare provider. Symptoms of Listeria include high fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, headache, and neck stiffness. Although people can sometimes develop Listeriosis up to 2 months after eating contaminated food, symptoms usually start within several days.

Follow these steps if recalled products are in your home:

  • Throw the recalled products away in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can. This will prevent people and animals from eating it.
  • Wash the refrigerator or freezer area and any other areas where the recalled products were stored with hot water and soap.
  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap after cleaning up.