What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall

This is the first of seven sheets of products involved in the current Mann's recall. See bottom of story for the full product list. Images courtesy of Mann's

The products, sold in the United States and Canada, have "best if used by" dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging.

As of right now, Meijer has recalled several dozen products, including broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus, that were sold in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, and Mann Packing says it has issued it out of an abundance of caution.

Whole Foods recalled Veggie Power Blend, Sesame Chicken Power Salad, and Mexican Chicken Power Salad salads sold by the pound at 10 Northern California stores from September 28 through Friday.

Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas are recalling Ready. At issue are those with sell-by dates through October 22 that are packaged in clear cooking bags and are sold from refrigerated cases, including numerous fish fillet and shrimp kits.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes weakened immune systems or fatal infections in young children and frail adults, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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One way to tell if your purchase is part of the recall is to check the "best by" date.

The recalled products were distributed throughout the USA and Canada to Walmart, Trader Joe's and Archer Farms, a brand sold at Target.

All products should be either tossed out or returned where they were bought for refund.

Consumers also can contact Mann Packaging at 888-470-2681 or veggiesmadeeasy.com/products.

Canadian inspectors found listeria in a Mann Packing product named in the CP Fresh notice as Mann Packing Power Blend bagged salad.

Walmart store brand Broccoli Florets; Broccoli Cauliflower Florets; Broccoli Slaw; Stir Fry Medley; Cauliflower Florets; Cauliflower; Super Blend and Vegetable Medley. Triple B consumers can call Michael Ruff, Director of Food Safety for Triple B, at 1-206-577-9852, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.to 7 p.m.

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