The New Hampshire Department of Health said Friday that it wasn't aware of any disease linked with the recall of a brand of ready-to-eat popcorn.
Dale and Thomas had recently announced that it was recalling certain popcorn flavors, Indiana brand popcorn, amid fears of a Listeria contamination.
All recalled products were distributed to various retailers and vendors. The products have a best-by date after of Feb. 4, 2013 through March 12, 2013. A list of the recalled popcorn products is available here.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Thursday warned people not to eat the Indiana brand popcorn products.
Symptoms of Listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. The infection is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
"Listeriosis can be a serious infection especially for pregnant women. Foods that are contaminated may not look, smell, or taste any different so there is no way to tell. The Food Protection Section here at Public Health is tracking this situation," said Dr. José Montero, director of the DHHS Division of Public Health Services.
Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune system.
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