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Chives Recalled after Listeria Contamination Fears
Chives produced by a New York company called Goodness Gardens have been recalled, the FDA announced, over fears they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a serious infection called listeriosis. In pregnant women — who are 20 times more likely to contract the disease — listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or a life-threatening infection for the newborn. The FDA says the chives were sold primarily by retailers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois and Virginia.