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, 16-pack hamburgers, and 16-pack cheeseburgers for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the FDA, a recent sample conducted by a third party laboratory of its frozen sandwiches from one manufacturing facility showed a presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Once the discovery was made, any shipment of product to customers was halted.
All impacted production runs have been identified for destruction following rigorous safety testing protocols.
The recall will impact product on shelves at select retailers with best by dates ranging from 04 Aug 2020 to 17 Aug 2020. Any product with these dates on shelves is presently being removed. Any product with a best-by date before or after these best-by dates is not included in the voluntary recall.
"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.
Customers who may have purchased any of the products indicated by the FDA are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund and to consult with their physician regarding any medical questions.
Customers may also contact White Castle at 1-800-843-2728 as well.
So far, public health officials have not reported any illness associated with these products.