Patient Comments: Listeriosis - Recalled Food


Did you ever eat a food that was recalled due to potential Listeria contamination? Please discuss your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Renmor, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

I'm calling my doctor tomorrow due to being ill for 3 weeks after eating a salad from Chick-fil-A with boiled eggs. The eggs were recalled in South Carolina due to listeria contamination but I suspect they hadn't pulled them from their stock and gave me what I believe is listeriosis. I became instantly ill after eating the salad, with diarrhea, nausea, low grade fever, tiredness, and headaches. After having a CT scan, they found nothing. My husband even went through a barium enema with no findings.

Comment from: anti amy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

We ate an Amy's spinach and cheese pizza. My husband and I have had symptoms of food poisoning and we are sick. I see this morning a recall of the Amy's products and the pizza is included. We are very upset as this was vacation for us. Stay safe.

Comment from: jt, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

My wife recently miscarried. She was 13 weeks pregnant. During the pregnancy, she would make smoothies. We had bought a pre-made frozen smoothie mix from Costco, Rader Farms Fresh Start Smoothie Blend. For a couple of weeks, she suffered horrible headaches, nausea, and a fever. I've recently received a food recall letter from Costco for the Rader Farms smoothie product, informing us that this product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Now we are wondering if this was the cause of the miscarriage.

Comment from: Cheryl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

I have been treated for pneumonia after having a debilitating cough for about three weeks and a chest x-ray showed lower right lobe infiltrates. After some improvement on antibiotics, my cough has now returned, and just today I learned that listeria caused by candied apples has caused many to fall ill and also some deaths. I recalled I had eaten some candied apples with chocolate sprinkles and nuts and am now concerned about listeria pneumonia.

Comment from: atkurz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I became ill after eating a peach that I believe was purchased in a locale Walmart. I thought it tasted a little off. I became ill, I felt very weak and lethargic with muscle aches and diarrhea for a good week to 10 days. This was a horrible experience and I will most likely never buy fruit in Walmart or any other box store again.

Comment from: KL, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I'm sure I have got food poisoning from Blue Bell ice cream. I am a diabetic patient. My symptoms are, nausea, vomiting, back pain, black stool, and diarrhea. I cannot keep any food on my stomach at all. The only soothing thing that makes my stomach feel good is a cold beverage. I have also lost a tremendous amount of weight. Sometimes my stomach is burning.

Comment from: richard, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I consumed food from a Deli. Approximately 1 month later received a letter from them notifying of an FDA recall of the product. I have had severe diarrhea for this period and my wife went to emergency with severe lung problems. She is in her 70's.

Comment from: horel, Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I ate peaches that were recalled and started losing my hair from possible listeria contamination.


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