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Edamame soybeans in pods recalled for listeria fears

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BOSTON - Eight-ounce packages of Advanced Fresh Concepts "Edamame-Soybeans in Pods" sold in grocery stores, cafeterias and corporate dining centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and 31 other states have been recalled due to listeria contamination concerns.

The recall was announced Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration.

The affected products have a UPC code of 0-23012-00261-9 and are dated between 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017.

Listeria monocytogenes contamination was discovered during the company's quality assurance program. Anyone with the product in their home should return it to where it was purchased or discard the product.

The affected states are Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.