BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a recall advisory on a particular frozen falafel product sold at multiple stores across New England out of concerns of E. Coli contamination.
E. Coli is an organism that can cause foodborne illness in a person who consumes a food item contaminated with it. So far 20 related cases of E. Coli have been reported across the country, with onset dates happening over the summer and early fall.
Cuisine Innovations Unlimited, LLC based in Lakewood, New Jersey, voluntarily recalled its "Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel" and "Garlic Herb Falafel" that was distributed and sold exclusively at Aldi locations in more than a dozen states, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
"The product comes in a bag in a box marked with any of the following Lot numbers: 1472, 1481, 1531, 1532, 1541, 1552, 1561, 1581, 1601, 1611, 1612, 1661, 1682, 1732, 1752, 1762, 1782, 1802, and 1812, and would have been shipped to stores after June 24, 2021. The lot number can be found in the “Best if used by” area on the outside flap of the box," the FDA said in its advisory.
Officials say that anyone that purchased said products after June 24, 2021, are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.