Listeria Worries Prompt Massive Recall Of Trader Joe's, Safeway Vegetables

Listeria Worries Prompt Massive Recall Of Trader Joe's, Safeway Vegetables

All the products are from Mann Packing of Salinas, California.

While the FDA posted recall notice says no public agencies have linked any individual's sickness with the products, the listeria may be out of the barn.

The products on the recall list were distributed with "best if used by" dates from October 11 to October 20, which is listed on the front of the packaging. If you suspect that your product may be contaminated, you can check the Food and Drug Administration's full report, which has brand names, descriptions, and UPC codes.

"Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution", the company said in a statement, adding that it is cooperating with U.S. and Canadian health officials to recall the products.

"Mann Packing is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution", the company stated in the release.




Meijer, a Midwestern chain similar to Walmart (one of the food-selling chains affected in the recall), recalled nearly 20 different store brand produce items from its 235 supercenters and grocery stores in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Archer Farms (Target): 12-oz. bags of broccoli slaw, broccoli cauliflower florets, broccoli medley and brussels sprouts, along with 9-oz. bags of shaved brussels sprouts, and 10-oz. bags of cauliflower florets.

Listeria infections can be fatal in the young, the elderly, anyone with damaged immune systems and can cause pregnancy miscarriages or stillbirths.

High-risk groups can develop infections in the bloodstream or brain, as well as infections in bones and joints or other parts of the body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Customers should not consume these items but should discard them or return them to the place of purchase.

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