It was the first of March when Lidl issued a recall on cocktail shrimp that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Months before that, in November of 2022, it was reported that an outbreak surrounding deli meat and cheese from a New York deli had spread into New Jersey, infecting one, but ultimately sickened 16, putting 13 of them in the hospital and killing one.
Now the little bug has chosen yogurt parfait bars made by Clio Snacks out of Piscataway. Distributed to various Walmart stores between 3/5 and 3/8, the product has fortunately caused zero illnesses.
Let’s hope it stays that way. Listeria has some nasty symptoms, among them high fever, nausea, severe headache, stiffness, and diarrhea. Sadly, pregnant women are 10 times more likely to get a Listeria infection, a situation that can easily cause stillbirths and miscarriages, according to the CDC. About 1,600 people are stricken with it annually.
Naturally, if you are in possession of this product, which will be listed below, discard it or bring it back to the store for a refund. And come away with the whole thing with good health and more information. Particularly germane is the fact that Listeria likes things like yogurt. It also likes hiding in deli meats, cheeses, hot dogs, and bound salads.
In this case, you want to watch out for the following product:
- Clio Strawberry Granola & Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar
- UPC Code: 854021008152
- Lot Number: 048C2023
- Expiration Date of 4/30/23