Late last week, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets detected the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Peanut Punch, which was distributed to West Indian restaurants in the New York City area.
The beverage, packaged in 16-ounce plastic bottles bearing an expiration date of March 03, 2009, has been recalled by the producer, Mystical One LLC (Jamaica, NY).
According to FDA, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.
Although most Listeria monocytogenes infections result in only mild flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms, this microbe may cause serious illness in susceptible individuals. Anyone who consumed a Peanut Punch beverage in a West Indian restaurant in the New York City area and who begins to experience symptoms consistent with Listeria monocytogenes should seek immediate medical attention.