Veggie Noodle Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cece’s brand Veggie Co. Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth due to listeria concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday.
The ramen comes with a separately packaged egg that could potentially be contaminated with listeria.
"An illness outbreak appears to be associated with eggs supplied by Almark Foods that were ingredients in foods produced by other companies," the release states.
The recalled product is 11.5 oz with UPC number "5228700653" on the package and includes all expiration dates. The product was sold at retail stores nationally.
Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
Veggie Noodle has received no reports of illness associated with the recalled ramen. No other Veggie Noodle or Cece’s products are affected by the recall.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged not to consume it and should discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may call Veggie Noodle at 512-200-3337, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Monday-Friday or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.