Listeria can cause a serious—even fatal—infection in the young and elderly, among others

Chic-a-Peas Chickpea Product / Chic-a-Peas Recalling Chickpeas Product Due to Potential Listeria Contamination
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June 20, 2017

Chic-a-Peas has issued a recall for a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas that may be contaminated with listeria.

The lot codes and best-by dates are located on the back of the packages. The following products are included in this recall:

  • Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Sea Sat, Unit Size 2.0 oz (57g), Best-By Date: 12/27/2017, UPC: 853404004033, Lot Code: 0867
  • Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Fresh Salsa, Unit Size 2.0 oz (57g), Best-By Date: 12/27/2017, UPC: 853404004071, Lot Code: 0877
  • Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Falafel, Unit Size 2.0 oz (57g), Best-By Date: 12/28/2017, UPC: 853404004026, Lot Code: 0897

A limited number of these products was distributed in retailers across the country as well as online. Those retailers and distributors who received the affected items have been requested to take them off their shelves and out of their inventory.

To date, the company has received no reports of illnesses in connection with this recall. Nevertheless, consumers should take the affected products back to the place of purchase for a refund.

Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Other healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

For more information, consumers can reach Chic-a-Peas at (800) 481-5716.