White Castle Makes Voluntary Recall of 6 Pack Burgers
White Castle has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers, 16 pack cheeseburgers for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. To date, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.
The voluntary recall will impact product on shelves at select retailers with "best by" dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020. Product with a "best by" date before or after is safe.
“Our number one focus is the safety of our customers and our team members, and as a family owned business, we want to hold ourselves to the absolute highest standards of accountability in all aspects of our business – and especially food safety,” said White Castle Vice President, Jamie Richardson.
Testing occurs on a consistent basis and during a recent testing frozen sandwiches from one manufacturing facility showed a presence of Listeria. Since the problem was identified White Castle has not shipped any product from this facility to customers.
White Castle is taking the following actions at the facility where the problem was identified:
- Intensive sanitation and cleaning with guidance from outside food safety experts.
- Aggressively elevating already strong food safety testing and manufacturing guidelines.
- Conducting comprehensive testing to confirm no presence of listeria in the facility. “This voluntary recall is precautionary and is the right thing to do,” said Richardson.
Customers who may have purchased any of the products indicated should dispose of them or return them to the store for a full refund. Customers may also contact White Castle at 1-800-843-2728.