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White Castle Recalls Frozen Burgers, Possible Listeria Contamination

White Castle is recalling a limited number of frozen 6 pack cheeseburgers, frozen 6 pack hamburgers, frozen 6 pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, and 16 pack hamburgers, 16 pack cheeseburgers due to possible listeria contamination.

The voluntary recall will impact products with best by dates in August 4, 2020 to Aug 17, 2020. Any product with a best by date before or after this period is not subject to recall.

No illness associated with these products have been reported to date.

Says White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson about the 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.”

According to the recall notice, White Castle is taking action to remedy the situation at the manufacturing site by doing the following:

  • Intensive sanitation and cleaning with guidance from outside food safety experts.
  • Aggressively elevating already strong food safety testing and manufacturing guidelines.
  • Conducting comprehensive testing to confirm no presence of listeria in the facility. “This voluntary recall is precautionary and is the right thing to do,” said Richardson.

Customers are urged to discard or return the product to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or refund. They may also contact White Castle at 1-800-843-2728.

For more information on lot numbers on the recalled product, read the full recall notice here.

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