Recall alert: Lidl cocktail shrimp recalled over listeria concerns

Lidl US has recalled ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp over concerns that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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The package shrimp was distributed to Lidl US store locations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

This voluntary recall includes all units of the ready-to-eat Tapas branded Cocktail Shrimp by Lidl, packaged in 7-oz. containers, according to the FDA.

Affected products will have a UPC of 4056489411499. All product codes currently on the market are subject to recall. The recall was issued as a result of routine testing.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that poses a serious health risk to young children, pregnant women, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.

Lidl US has received no reports or complaints of illness related to this product to date.

If customers have purchased this product, they should not consume it and should immediately return it to their nearest Lidl store for a full refund, the FDA said.

Customers who have questions about this voluntary recall should call the Lidl US Customer Care Hotline at (844) 747-5435 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. ET, Monday-Saturday.