Edamame sold at Publix recalled in North Carolina over listeria fears


NATIONWIDE - An Edamame product has been recalled in 33 states due to fears it may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

California-based Advanced Fresh Concepts announced the recall for all edamame dated from January 3 through March 17. The nationwide recall includes North Carolina.

The products were packaged by AFC Franchisees and sold at Publix stores in 8.0 oz packages and identified as "Edamame - Soybeans in Pods." The UPC code is 0-23012-00261-9.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume it and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

The CDC says there are an estimated 1,600 cases of listeria a year, about 260 of them fatal.