So maybe you don't have to ponder the ethical dilemma of eating meat when you tear open a package of Veggie Patch's Ultimate Meatless Burger.
You do have to ponder the risk of listeria.
Specifically, Veggie Patch is recalling nine-ounce packages of its Ultimate Meatless Burger with a use-by date of January 12, 2013, and a UPC code of 6-10129-00211-5.
The recalled Veggie Patch Falafel packages have a use-by date of January 15, 2013, and a UPC code of 6-10129-06619-3.
Illinois is among the states to which the recalled packages were distributed.