Ruth's Original Pimento Spread Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

The Pimento Spread was distributed to grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee

Ruth's Original Pimento Spread Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
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February 3, 2017

Ruth's Salads has issued a recall for its Ruth's Original Pimento Spread. The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product comes in 7oz plastic containers with a lot number of 16 and a sell-by date of 4/30/2017.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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 infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The potential for contamination was discovered during random testing by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

The recalled Ruth's Original Pimento Spread was distributed to grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and parts of Virginia and Tennessee.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled pimento spread are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Ruth's Salads at (800) 532-0409.