A widely-sold brand of supermarket frozen sliders has been recalled due to the possible presence of bacteria.

A voluntary recall has been issued by White Castle Frozen Foods for fear select packages of frozen hamburger and cheeseburger might have been exposed to Listeria, according to a recent announcement from the Food and Drug Administration.

The White Castle brand frozen burgers are sold in a number of stores across the United States, including Fred Meyer and Walmart. The quick service chain began in Kansas in 1921, and continues to have a strong presence in the Midwest. The recall was made by the company voluntarily, and no known illnesses have been reported from consumers to date.

Listeria is a food-born bacteria that can cause extreme intestinal distress, as well as fever, nausea and muscle ache. Select packages of the brand's 6-packs of burgers and jalapeno cheeseburgers, as well as 16-packs of hamburgers and cheeseburgers, have been included in the recall. White Castle has pinpointed those packages containing "best by" dates as August 04, 2020, as well as August 17, 2020, as those to watch for. They are suggesting anyone who might have purchased the frozen goods with those dates marked on them, to discard immediately, or return to the store of purchase for a refund.

The White Castle burger brand achieved trendy status in 2004 with the release of, "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle." There are an estimated 420 White Castle fast-food restaurants in the U.S. For anyone with questions or concerns, you have been directed to contact the consumer line, at 1-800-843-2728.

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