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Yorgo's Foods, Trader Joe's Greek food products recalled due to Listeria

Yorgo's food issues recall due to Listeria
Posted at 4:38 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 07:52:25-05

Yorgo’s Foods Inc. is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures due to potential Listeria contamination. 

The recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Most of the recalled products were distributed in 8, 12, 16 and 32-ounce plastic cups or 2 and 5-pound plastic bags.

These products should be discarded or returned to the grocery store where purchased for credit.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

This issue was identified after routine FDA environmental sampling identified Listeria in the processing environment and in one sample of “Original Tahini Sauce”. Manufacturing of all foods has been voluntarily suspended while the FDA and company continue to investigate the source of the problem and eliminate it.

"During this time, we appreciate the patience of our loyal customers and consumers while we enhance our food safety program in cooperation with the FDA to again deliver tasty, wholesome and safe Greek-style foods," the recall stated.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in pregnant women, young children, frail or elderly people, those with weakened immune systems and in unborn fetuses. Although 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.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-603-624-5830, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or go to the company website at

Click here for photos of all recalled products.

A complete list of the recalled Yorgo’s Foods products: