Listeria concerns prompt recall of packaged vegetable products

Toni Houston
October 24, 2017

Mann Packing recalled the products after Canadian health officials found a single positive result of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, according to a news release from the Food and Drug Administration. When listeria gets discovered, the recalls come in ripples as all food produced in the same facility around the same time could be infected. There haven't been any reported cases of people falling ill from consuming any contaminated product, but it's better to be safe than sorry, of course. The Grand Rapids, Mich. -based chain announced on Saturday that it is recalling 39 fresh vegetable products, such as vegetable trays, broccoli florets, asparagus spears and shareable autumn harvest salad. It includes products with "best if used by" dates of October 12-20, and other identifying factors.

A major vegetable recall was issued across the country last week amid fears of bacterial contamination.

Some of the products include the brand Archer Farms, sold at Target; a salad mix sold at Trader Joe's; and vegetable packages sold at Wal-Mart.

Mann said it is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution.

Triple-B is recalling broccoli florets, stir fry kits, veggie trays with cauliflower and veggie pack combos that were sold in store delis in Alaska.

Consumers who have bought any of the food should throw it away or return it to where they bought it for a full refund.

Listeria can cause high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea.

More information about listeria can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirths. "This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers".

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