CHARLOTTE, NC — B&H Foods of Charlotte announced Thursday they will be recalling Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread due to listeria concerns.
Officials say a routine sample taken by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, but no illnesses have yet been reported.
“This recall is a direct result of our routine surveillance and testing of ready-to-eat products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “These products are tested at our Food and Drug Protection Lab for common pathogens such as Listeria, Salmonella and E coli.”
The voluntary recall will include all containers shipped throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee with the following product and production codes:
7-ounce Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread, LOT 016, Sell by 4 30 17.
Officials say anyone who purchased this product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.