I have always been leery about eating samples at the Supermarket. Personally, if I don't see you eating an open product, I'm passing.
What does this have to do with butter you ask? Well, according to The Independent, the supermarket chain has just recalled nine types of flavored butter over fears that the enhanced dairy products (some of which are being given away for free) are crawling with listeria.
For those who don't know the effects of listeria:
- In most people, listeriosis is mild and causes symptoms including a high temperature, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms usually pass within three days without the need for treatment.
However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe and spread to other parts of your body, causing serious complications, such as meningitis. Common signs of severe listeriosis include a stiff neck, severe headache and tremors.
So if I get lucky, I get off with a solid case of consistent vomiting for 3 days. If I get the short end of the stick, I could battle meningitis.. SHEESH.